Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
The University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment was founded as, and remains, a land-grant institution, offering access to knowledge and learning for residents and students throughout the Commonwealth. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Kentucky’s economic future, and the college is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs. The UK Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment seeks to be recognized as one of the top colleges of its kind in the nation and shall sustain the land-grant heritage of achievement in this challenging new century.
The college affirms the University of Kentucky’s values. As a college, we are guided by the values underlying the land-grant philosophy:
- learning – enhancing access to educational opportunities for all;
- discovery – expanding knowledge through research; and
- engagement – collaborating with diverse institutions, communities and people to improve lives.
The hallmark of our work is the integration of these three values – learning, discovery, and engagement – into programs that make a difference.