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Prep for Career Success

Welcome to the Department of Agriculture! We congratulate you for choosing to continue your education and pursue a degree in agriculture. We believe that our programs, under the guidance of our faculty, can provide you with a broad background in the agriculture field of your choice. Our goal is to help you develop the tools you will need to pursue a successful career. We are ready to facilitate your learning, not only within the technical areas of agriculture, but also in the more general skills necessary to achieve success in today’s competitive world. We will provide opportunities for you to develop skills in communicating, problem solving, collaboration, and understanding your own values both in the classroom at the university farms. How much you gain from your time at the University of Central Missouri will depend on how much you participate in your own education. You will find our curriculum and faculty can be of great help in preparing you for your future. Ask questions, be inquisitive, and expand your horizon; that is what the college experience is all about.


Welcome Dr. Michelle Santiago - new Chair and Professor of Agribusiness

The Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Dr. Michelle Santiago has become the new Chair and Professor of Agribusiness. For the full press release, click here.  Welcome Dr. Santiago!


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Teach High School Agriculture

College of Education - School of Teaching and Learning


Agriculture Education

Students wanting to teach Agriculture in high school should contact Mr. Mike Keilholz (, the lead faculty member for Agriculture Education. Mr. Keilholz will help guide you through the program so you'll be well-prepared to teach agriculture education when you graduate.


More information

Department Chair

Dr. Michelle Santiago
Department of Agriculture
Grinstead (G) Building 235C
Tel: (660) 543-4361
Fax: (660)543-4355

Office Professional

Department of Agriculture
Grinstead (G) Building 235A
Tel: (660) 543-4121
Fax: (660) 543-4355



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