Message from the Director
Greetings! Welcome to the School of Agriculture.
As the director to the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I invite you to explore and learn more about our programs.
I can say with confidence that now is a great time to join the School of Agriculture and pursue a career in agriculture and natural resources. With the world population projected to hit 9 billion by the year 2050, there will be a greater need to feed the world. By joining us, you can become a part of the solution. .
Growth in the agricultural industries over the past decade has created an enormous demand for agriculture professionals. Our school has deep roots in the agricultural industries, and we have more than 100 plus years of excellence in teaching agricultural sciences. In the School of Agriculture, we currently have 850 students pursuing seven different majors in high-demand areas.
Students are our number one priority. Our student-centered, engaging curriculum emphasizes individual as well as group learning that helps to develop the professional, technical and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed at work.
We strive to create moments for self-discovery, and we work hard to foster a learning environment in which all students can develop to their full potential. It is our primary goal to encourage every student to evolve from a local to a global manager or leader.
The faculty and staff at the School of Agriculture and Pioneer farm are our pride and joy. These professionals are dedicated to undergraduate teaching, learning, and research. Our students find great academic advisors, mentors, and teachers who help them throughout their college careers. Personal care and attention is given to each and every student.
Our programs offer outstanding leadership and experiential learning opportunities such as service learning, undergraduate student research, faculty-led international study experiences, and internships within agricultural industry and government.
We have 25 student organizations and judging and competition teams that will help enrich students’ college experience. We recognize that participation in extra-curricular activities encourages learning beyond the classroom and helps student to develop and hone leadership skills, build lasting relationships, and compete for professional career positions.
A strong internship program, alumni network and industry connections are keys to our successful graduate placement. We feel very proud when we hear about our alumni who are doing great things and serving the agribusiness industry well.
Our program is very strong, and we are always looking for ways to improve it. For example, we are continuously working to build external relationships with individual, government, private, corporate and industry partners, and we are strengthening our existing relationships with other educational institutions and peers. Our priorities are to build resources and generate external funds to support our programs' immediate and long term needs.
We are embarking on newer relationships with international agricultural universities across the globe and shaking hands with new partners. We strive hard to be renowned as ‘world class’ in undergraduate agricultural education and are always paying close attention to enrich student experiences.
Our commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, research, and service to the agriculture industry at the regional, state, national and international levels makes us a leader in undergraduate education. Empowered faculties, staff, and students have together built up our reputation.
Now is a great time to join us. I personally extend an invitation for you to visit the School of Agriculture with your family to meet with me or members of our faculty and staff to learn more about our programs.
You can reach me directly by email at SOAdirector@uwplatt.edu.
For general enquiries, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608.342.1393.
Dr. Rami A. Reddy
Director, School of Agriculture
PT-319, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Wisconsin, USA - 53818