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The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers a variety of options, allowing you to tailor your degree to your specific interests. With degree areas in horticulture, agronomy, agriculture education and more, the Department of Agricultural Sciences will prepare you for a career you'll be passionate about. 

As a student, you’ll have numerous opportunities for hands-on learning at the University’s 325-acre farm, the Derrickson Agricultural Complex (commonly referred to as the University Farm),  and at Browning Orchard. The University Farm includes equine facilities, greenhouses, livestock operations and a small and large animal hospital, where veterinary technology and veterinary science students assess, diagnose and treat cats, dogs and other domesticated animals. 

Our experienced faculty members offer personal, one-on-one guidance to students and are committed to helping you succeed. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty members on agricultural research through our Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. You can begin as early as your freshman year and you’ll have the opportunity to present your work at our annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and at state, regional and national conferences.

You will have plenty of opportunities to get involved as an agriculture student at MSU in any number of the more than 100 student organizations on campus, including the MSU Equestrian Club.

The best way to learn more about our agriculture programs is to visit MSU. While you're here, you'll get a chance to tour the campus and facilities, talk with faculty members and current students and get a taste of life on campus. 

Derrickson Agricultural Complex

The Derrickson Agricultural Complex and Browning Orchard offer numerous hands-on learning opportunities. Whether you’re interested in horticulture, veterinary medicine or raising beef cattle, our agriculture facilities will prepare you with the knowledge and practical skills to set you on the path to a successful, rewarding career. Facilities at the farm include a riding arena, stables, greenhouses and more. The University Farm also has residence halls where you can live year-round to help care for the animals. The farm is located at 25 MSU Farm Drive in Morehead. From the MSU campus, travel north on KY 32 and turn right onto KY 377 (Cranston Road.) After approximately one mile, the farm will be on the left.

Undergraduate Research

You’ll have a unique opportunity at MSU to conduct research projects as early as your freshman year through MSU’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. You’ll work side-by-side with faculty members who are conducting academic research.
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