The primary mission of the college - teaching - is an integral part of the university’s land grant responsibilities. The other components of the university’s agricultural land grant mission, research and service, are the primary responsibility of the LSU Agricultural Center. Many of the faculty of the college are jointly appointed with the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station or the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, the research and service arms of the LSU Agricultural Center. The relationship between teaching, research, and service is a hallmark of the land grant system and an underlying aspect of the long-range plan for the College of Agriculture.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture