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K-State prepares students for future careers

What we are doing:

Sarah SavinskiThe College of Agriculture is preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders through classroom engagement, hands-on learning and student leadership. Our highly ranked programs go hand-in-hand with excellent advising. On average, each advisor works with about 25 students.

Our Impact:

The college offers 16 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, five certificates and 10 graduate programs. A new pet food option in feed science and management prepares students for jobs in the $8.34 billion Kansas pet food industry.

Spring/summer 2017 marked the largest graduation class of 436 students.

By participating in college and university organizations, students expand their network and build lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members, as well as participate in professional activities that often lead to future career opportunities. Students develop leadership skills through 38 college organizations and 21 competition teams.

Examples of recent student competition success — National Champion Livestock and Meat Evaluation Team, World Champion Horse Judging Team, National Champion Crops Team and Reserve National Champion Livestock Team.

“My life has been transformed by the College of Agriculture. I have been encouraged to pursue different opportunities, mentored by faculty and provided support from alumni. I will graduate with lifelong friends, a focused career objective and confidently equipped with knowledge and skills.”

— Jeffrey Hadachek, senior in agricultural economics, Cuba, Kansas