Vision

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (JCAST) shall be recognized for excellent teaching, research and outreach programs in agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences.

Mission Statement

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs and conducts applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with experiential learning. The College participates in the general education program of the University and seeks to enhance the ability of students to be successful in their chosen careers and to make positive contributions to the quality of life in their communities.

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology pursues its mission through involvement in: direct instruction and student development; research, scholarly and creative activities; and institutional development.

Direct instruction and student development occurs through on-campus undergraduate and graduate course offerings; continuing education programs to industry; advising of students; and development of student skills outside the classroom through student organizations in the various program areas.

Research, scholarly and creative activities involve faculty, staff and students in projects to improve the educational process, discover new knowledge, find solutions to significant societal and industry problems, communicate findings to industry and society at large, and improve and develop new skills.

Institutional development efforts increase the number of students served; raise funds for scholarship and program support; and enhance alumni relations.