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The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment serves the people of Kentucky and the world, through unparalleled teaching, transformative research and relevant service to farms, families and communities. The college proudly continues to build upon its land grant tradition with a strong commitment to improve lives and to build a sustainable future.


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Diversity & Inclusion

We create a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows our faculty, staff and students to reach their highest potential. We recognize people with diverse backgrounds and experiences are essential to decision making, problem solving and innovation.

Innovative Partnerships

We prioritize unique, multidisciplinary collaborations. This approach allows us to discover creative solutions to issues in Kentucky and in the World. Our students benefit from these partnerships and enter the workforce with diverse education, research, service and real-world experiences.

International Reach

We seek to prepare highly motivated and culturally adaptive graduates who are competitive in the global economy. We teach them to build and nurture relationships with people in Kentucky and around the world. We find opportunities and provide resources for international study, research and professional work.

Transformative Research

For more than 130 years, CAFE faculty have provided research results to farmers and residents. Our researchers address challenges with agribusiness, consumers, food processing, nutrition, community development, soil and water resources, the environment and international trade. From traditional labs and research farms to high-tech diagnostic and research centers, we offer science-based, practical solutions that impact the everyday lives of Kentuckians and people around the world.

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