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College of Agriculture

Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture is one of the country’s leading 1890 colleges of agriculture, natural resources, food, and life sciences.

Our academic programs offer a comprehensive array of majors and concentrations that prepare our students to become leaders in the fields of nutrition, food science, apparel design and retail, child care, restaurant and hotel management, agriculture and more. As part of VSU’s land-grant mission, the College of Agriculture also houses the Virginia Cooperative Extension program and an Agricultural Research Station, each which provide valuable resources to Virginia residents, while also providing practical, hands-on internship and work study opportunities for our students.



The College of Agriculture is comprised of three undergraduate academic departments: AgricultureHospitality Management, and Family and Consumer SciencesLearn more.


Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia’s two land-grant universities, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech, to Virginia’s citizens through innovative programs, expert advice and research-based solutions. Learn more.


VSU’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) performs basic and applied research on agricultural, environmental, natural and community resource issues to provide knowledge that will enhance the quality of life and the social and economic vigor of Virginians, the nation and the world. Learn more.

Insights Magazine CoverInsights from 2017 - Take an inside look at Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University.

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