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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Mission & Vision

Mission and Vision


Through a distinctive tradition of core-discipline excellence, interdisciplinary collaborations and productive partnerships, FRED teaches students to think critically, objectively and creatively and to be lifelong learners, engaged leaders and productive citizens; pursues research to advance knowledge and to address state, national and global challenges; and engages and educates the public through the generation, broad dissemination and application of knowledge.


FRED, a key department in a major land-grant university and leading international academic institution, achieves the highest level of intellectual excellence within a diverse, collaborative community whose members share a passion for teaching and learning, an abiding commitment to discovery through research and creative activity, and a strong tradition of engagement and application of knowledge.