For more than 100 years, the College of Agriculture has been an integral part of LSU. We became an administrative unit at LSU in 1908, but our roots go back to the first graduating class, which included a planter as one of its five graduates. While the mission of the college has changed over the past century, the commitment to agricultural production in the state of Louisiana remains the common thread that binds the college's past and future. The teaching programs in the college have evolved from a focus solely on production agriculture to a comprehensive array of programs that encompass all aspects of agriculture. We are creating nutritionists and food scientists. We are developing the future apparel designers and retailers. We are educating emerging animal experts, natural resource managers and policy makers, just as we continue to produce farmers, horticulturists, plant breeders and agricultural educators, consultants and economists. The LSU College of Agriculture is the first choice for dynamic and transformative academic experiences in agricultural sciences through innovation and collaboration in a diverse, supportive and personal environment.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Anna Ribbeck

CAMPUS EVENTS

 

Where Will You Geaux? 

Where will you geaux with a degree from the College of Agriculture? See where alumnae Jolie Bensen Hamilton and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey went with their degrees in textiles, apparel and merchandising.

 

 

 

 


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Live and Learn in the Agriculture Residential College 

The Agriculture Residential College (ARC), located in the recently renovated Blake Hall, is a living-learning community for first-year students of all majors in the College of Agriculture. ARC allows students to live and take classes with the same group of peers, thus creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus. ARC will offer opportunities to travel and host several special interest lectures that focus on the diverse needs of today’s ever changing world. Living in ARC provides students with the opportunity to network with others with the same interests, form relationships with faculty members, and become involved in unique co-curricular experiences to enhance your degree program and your LSU experience. All Ag! All the Time!

 

 

  

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What does your classroom look like? 

Forget four walls, at the College of Agriculture the world is our classroom. Our students get practical, hands-on experiences in environments that help facilitate learning. Students focusing on wildlife will go out into wetlands or forests and observe or interact with native species. Those with an interest in plants or animals will get experience with gardens, crops and livestock on research farms. An on-campus food incubator lets students studying food sciences gain industry skills and knowledge. Our classroom is a marsh or a garden, a boutique window or a food sensory lab. It’s a living classroom with flora, fauna, food and fashion. What does your classroom look like? See images of ours