The mission of a land-grant institution college of agriculture encompasses the function ". . . to teach such branches of learning related to agriculture and mechanic arts . . ." (Morrill Act, 1862). In order to fulfill its mission, the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture further delineated its role and responsibility for resident instruction as follows: "Goals include providing relevant scientific and practical knowledge of the agricultural and food sciences, cultivation of interdisciplinary problem-solving skills, and a capacity to pursue life-long learning and adaptation to change" (University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Agriculture, 1986).



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