About the College of Agriculture

Rooted in LSU

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 had a planter as one of its five graduates. While the mission of the college has changed and evolved 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 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.