The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University will enhance the global food and agriculture industry by providing a premier educational experience, conducting high-quality research, and providing timely outreach services.
The mission of the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University is to deliver the highest quality academic programs, prepare students for careers in the food and agriculture industry, conduct scholarly activities that are beneficial to the
citizens of Illinois and beyond, and provide outreach services to an ever-changing world. The Department provides the benefits of a small college within a large university, and places the student at the center of teaching and scholarship. Learning is enhanced by strong student-faculty connections and student participation in co-curricular activities and organizations. All academic programs within the Department emphasize the relationship between theory and practice. The
Department prepares students to be engaged participants in a global society by fostering teamwork and an informed respect for differences among people.