Strategic Initiatives

As the University's cornerstone college, we embody the land-grant mission with a commitment to eliminate hunger, preserve our natural resources, improve quality of life, and empower the next generation through world-class education.

AGNR's Strategic Initiatives

 

AGNR's Strategic Initiatives

Establish a Healthy Food System and Ensure Global Food and Nutritional Security

  • Encourage entrepreneurship in food production, accessibility, availability, and processing.
  • Improve the health and well-being of populations through sharing knowledge of food production, processing, access, and consumption.
  • Inform policy based on sound research.

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Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay

  • Design land use management strategies to minimize negative environmental impact.
  • Develop storm water management technologies to improve water quality.
  • Safely apply fertilizer, manure and other nutrients to protect soil health and water quality.
  • Evolve in the face of climate change to address sea level rise and extreme weather.
  • Create environmentally aware communities and promote increased interest and participation.

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Advance Innovative, Profitable, and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems

  • Increase plant and animal productivity.
  • Improve and conserve soil health and water quality.
  • Contribute to the success of agricultural businesses.
  • Prepare the next generation for careers in agriculture.

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Improve Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

  • Create sustainable energy solutions.
  • Decrease chronic diseases and diseases transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Promote and support healthy and livable communities through education.
  • Manage and adapt to climate change.
  • Investigate links between human, animal, and environmental health.
  • Analyze environmental and agricultural policy and inform decision makers.

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Optimize Urban Environments Through Design, Green Technology, and Community Engagement

  • Refine and improve the process and perception of urban expansion into rural areas.
  • Improve understanding of agriculture and environmental awareness in urban areas.
  • Improve the performance of built environments.

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