The land-grant mission in the 21st century: promises made and promises to be kept
Published in the July 2020 edition of Animal Frontiers
The tripartite mission of land-grant universities (research, teaching, and extension) continues to produce astounding numbers of college graduates, inventions, and discoveries.
Land-grant universities wishing to assert the benefits of a college degree must become more efficient, increase teaching excellence, engage with community stakeholders, conduct research that matters, describe how activities impact local needs, and refocus on affordability and accessibility.
Additional public investment in animal science research, teaching, and extension activities are urgently needed.
Animal scientists should consider how connected they are to the mission of land-grant universities that speaks directly to the 21st century needs of its partners and stakeholders.
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