Texas’ Top Ag Colleges/Departments

The ASU Department of Agriculture prepares students for careers in every field of the agriculture industry. (Photo courtesy of ASU)

By Tom Nurre,
ASU Staff Writer

Founded in 1928, Angelo State University sits on a 268-acre residential campus in the heart of San Angelo with an enrollment of about 8,500 students from all over Texas, 42 states and 29 countries.

Located just north of San Angelo since 1975 is ASU’s Management, Instruction and Research Center, more commonly called the ASU Ranch, a 6,000-acre working ranch with a building complex that houses state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to supporting the various degree programs in the university’s Department of Agriculture.

One of the fastest growing departments on campus, the ASU Department of Agriculture offers five bachelor’s degree programs: animal science, agribusiness, food animal science and marketing, natural resource management and agricultural science and leadership.

There is also a pre-veterinary medicine track and an integrated agribusiness/Master of Business Administration program. Graduate students can choose between Master of Science in animal science and Master of Agriculture programs.

In formulating the curriculum for each degree plan, ASU agriculture faculty have taken into account the projected employment opportunities within the different fields of the agriculture industry, as well as recommendations from industry professionals and agencies. To read more pick up the March 2016 issue of NTFR.