College of Agriculture

The 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.

Message from the Dean

McKinnie, M. Ray, PhD

McKinnie, M. Ray, PhD
Dean and 1890 Extension Administrator

McKinnie, M. Ray, PhD

McKinnie, M. Ray, PhD
Dean and 1890 Extension Administrator

Message from the Dean

VSU’s College of Agriculture is a premiere provider of transformative experiences; whether in the classroom, lab or community. We are committed to Your Success!!

Mission Statement

In keeping with Virginia State University's mission, the College of Agriculture's mission is to improve the educational and socio-economic well-being of students, families, and communities - focusing on excellence through integrated instruction, research and extension programs.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension

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.

Resources

About Agency 234

About Agency 234

Millions of Virginians have benefited from the Extension and Research work conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Agricultural Research Station at Virginia State University.  Learn More

Extension Connection

Extension Connection

Read the latest update for friends of VSU College of Agriculture and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Learn More

Contact Us

College of Agriculture and Human Ecology
P.O. Box 9081
Petersburg, VA  23806

Executive Secretary
Phone 804-524-5961
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