Agricultural Science & Agribusiness

Agricultural Science & Agribusiness

Degree Completion Plans Our Agricultural Science program serves students and working professionals by educating them in current agricultural practices while supporting the development and adoption of research-based approaches to improve agricultural practices.

  • In the Field

    In the Field

    Welcome to one of your main classrooms: local agricultural fields, where you’ll do everything from plant and soil testing to discovering ways to maximize crop yield.

  • In the Lab

    In the Lab

    Ready to solve real-world problems in the lab? At UMPI, you’ll hone your research skills in areas such as plant disease and pest management while helping to find solutions for area farmers.

  • Play in the Dirt

    Play in the Dirt

    Soil is the very foundation of agriculture, so it’s one of the grounding elements of our program, too. You’ll learn all about soil fertility, and the agricultural equipment and materials that go with it.

  • Learn while you Grow

    Learn while you Grow

    Work is underway to build the Zillman Family Greenhouse, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility with three climate controlled areas for classroom and research purposes.

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What sets us apart?  Simply put:  hands-on learning experience.

Our hands-on approach means that you will spend as much time in the lab, field, or greenhouse as in the classroom.  Here’s how we do it:

  • We leverage our connections to the local agricultural research and business community to solve real agricultural issues.
  • UMPI is in the center of Maine’s production agriculture sector.
  • Our campus resources include 60 acres of farmland, a soil science lab, a plant biology lab, research labs, and a new (Planned Summer 2019) 30×80 teaching and research greenhouse.
  • We collaborate with local farmers, agribusinesses, Aroostook Research Farm, Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society, Maine Potato Board, among others.
  • We have paid student research positions during the academic year, and research assistantships and internships during the summer

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If you’re interested in exploring a degree in Environmental Science with a focus in Agriculture, check out our Environmental Science and Sustainability degree with a Sustainable Agriculture concentration.

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Office of Admissions
129 Preble Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9532
Fax: (207) 768-9777
umpi-admissions@maine.edu

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