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CAES Strategic Plan 2020

CAES Vision and Mission Statement


CAES will be known for leading the nation in:

  • Excellent and integrated research, teaching, and Extension programs
  • Prominence and superiority of faculty and staff
  • Innovative and interdisciplinary strength
  • Strong and diverse funding

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to seek, verify and apply knowledge related to agriculture and the environment, and to disseminate this knowledge through student education and public outreach programs.

Thus, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences promotes economic viability and global competitiveness of Georgia agriculture, fosters environmental stewardship and wise management of natural resources, and strives to ensure the production, processing and distribution of safe food and fiber to improve lives.

More specifically, our mission is:

  • To provide baccalaureate and graduate education in agricultural and environmental sciences that promotes excellence in student achievement and prepares students to effectively contribute and excel in a changing world.
  • To inquire into the nature of agriculture and the environment through the discovery, interpretation and creative application of knowledge.
  • To serve the public through timely education of producers, consumers and agribusinesses using relevant, accurate and unbiased research-based information, and to improve the quality of life through youth development and life-long education.