Knowledge That Changes Lives

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is a powerful research engine, advancing scientific knowledge in the fields of agriculture, food, health, energy and the environment.

Vitamins were discovered here, as were many new varieties of hybrid crops, pioneering technologies in food production and safety, and new strategies for fighting diseases in plants, animals and humans. Today, CALS has built upon these traditions to create a modern research enterprise that responds to critical issues facing our state and our world. The knowledge that comes from our field and lab investigations often turns into solutions that improve lives and brighten our economic horizons.