Agriculture Program

Welcome to the Agriculture Program at Arkansas Tech University, where rigorous classroom instruction meets hands-on learning experiences, preparing you for a thriving career in agriculture. Nestled in the heart of The Natural State, our program leverages Arkansas's rich agricultural heritage and strong industry connections. Our esteemed faculty, with backgrounds from top universities, are dedicated to your success and have the relationships needed to prepare students for success in today's job market.

While the agriculture industry has a rich history, it continues to grow. Each year, the agriculture, food, and renewable natural resources sector of the United States economy generates an estimated 54,400 annual openings for individuals with a college degree. Currently, nearly 1,000 of these openings go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.

Join us at ATU to become a leader in agriculture, equipped with the skills to meet the growing demand in this vital sector. Explore your future with us today.

Degrees and Programs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Tourism is to provide superior education and experiences in Agriculture and Tourism, building a foundation for personal and professional growth while developing and encouraging lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

The Department of Agriculture and Tourism at Arkansas Tech University will be known for producing outstanding citizens, leaders, and professionals in their field.

Core Values

  • We strive to provide rigorous classroom and high impact teaching practices to prepare students for a future career in agriculture and tourism.
  • We value continued and robust student-faculty interaction through rigorous classroom experiences and high impact practices.
  • We value engagement of students in curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • We value ethical decision making and critical thinking.
  • We value and foster a culture of belonging and inclusion.
  • We value a commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility to the institution, region, state, and beyond.
  • We value the use of decisions that are data driven and values people.
  • We value the efficient and effective use of resources.