Educating students was the earliest mission of the College and remains the most important way that we enhance the future of the Commonwealth. Instruction is fully integrated with our other missions – research and extension. The College expects its graduates to become leaders in their professions and their communities.
Agricultural, environmental, economic, and societal issues create an unprecedented demand for knowledge and research-based educational programs applicable to the needs of all Kentuckians. Economic development, leadership development, family, nutrition and health issues, opportunities for youth, and a rapidly changing agricultural landscape in Kentucky require a vital, progressive and responsive College of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension system.
The College’s land-grant mission encourages truly creative research endeavors that result in the discovery of new knowledge. Further, we aspire to capitalize on the individual and collective achievement of our faculty by applying discoveries to the improvement of agriculture, industry, families, communities, and the natural environment.