College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
Ronald S. Pardini, Interim Dean
Departments of Instruction:
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Natural Resources and Environmental Science
- Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
The mission of the College is to educate students as they endeavor to enhance quality of life and economic vitality through the responsible use of plant, animal and other natural resources utilizing advances in biological technologies and the environmental sciences. Central to this mission is the protection, utilization and management of the soil, water, air, plant, animal, and human resources; the economic vitality of the agriculture industry; the development and implementation of technologies; and the quality of the environment. Of equal importance is a concern for the proper utilization of food in promoting healthier diets, as well as the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and society.