Welcome to the Animal and Food Science Department. When you enroll in one of our programs, you will find yourself in a challenging academic environment with ample opportunities to learn in the way that works best for you. Many of our core classes such as Feeds and Feeding, Animal Physiology, and Physiology of Reproduction include laboratory components with significant hands-on learning. All of our animal production courses in dairy, meat animal, or equine also include laboratory sections taught at our farms, where you can put into actual practice the concepts learned in the classroom.
Our farms have beef, sheep, swine, dairy, and equine herds, all of which are not only cared for, but managed in many instances by student workers. We also have operating meat and dairy processing facilities on our campus, which offer further opportunities for hands-on learning in food processing. There are many extracurricular activities available to our students as well.
Our department has 17 full-time faculty members with expertise in all the core disciplines of animal production including management, nutrition, physiology, genetics/breeding, and health. Teaching is the priority of our department. Most faculty members either have been, or are currently, active animal producers and maintain significant industry contacts in their species of interest.
It is my hope that you will consider our campus as your choice for a rewarding education in dairy science, animal science or food science. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about our programs.
Animal & Food Science Department Chair