The fundamental mission of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University is to meet the needs of its students by providing educational experiences in the field of agriculture necessary to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Based upon student needs, the school mission focuses on offering a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum consisting of tracks and concentrations in agricultural science, agronomy, agribusiness economics, agricultural education, agricultural systems technology, horticulture, animal science, equine science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Through its farms, the Breathitt Veterinary Center, and the William “Bill” Cherry Exposition Center, the Hutson School of Agriculture also recognizes its important mission to enhance the agricultural, educational, economical, and cultural opportunities for the people of its service region.
Goals and Objectives:
- To emphasize a primary commitment to students through quality teaching from well prepared, technologically proficient, professionally competent faculty.
- To provide "hands on" agricultural experience through classroom, experiential and farm laboratory instruction.
- To develop, maintain, and improve diverse, technologically current farm and programmatic laboratories that support the educational objectives of the department.
- To provide public and university service to support the educational and technical needs of agriculture students and the agriculture industry of the service region.
- To perform practical research and/or remain technologically proficient through involvement in research oriented activities.