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Dean's Welcome Message

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. While our heritage stems from the establishment of the Storrs Agricultural School in 1881, we have evolved appropriately in a manner that allows us to connect the production of agricultural goods through to the health impacts they have on humans in a manner that is economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

Our status as a Land Grant University means that we have a responsibility to educate students, undertake research to discover new knowledge, and to engage with and advance the interests of citizen stakeholders. The College's research is coordinated through the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station. Outreach programs are delivered through the Cooperative Extension System at eight locally based offices as well as the Storrs campus.

I am proud to be an alumnus of this College and University (B.S.Natural Resources Conservation 1982, B.S. Agriculture Education 1982) and know first-hand that our facilities and the talents of our faculty and staff ensure fulfillment of our Land Grant mission. Nearly every Connecticut citizen is touched in some way by our programs. Be sure to explore our College website and learn more extensively about all that we have to offer.

Cameron Faustman
Interim Dean and Director

The vision of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is to be one of the highest quality institutions that generates new knowledge, disseminates knowledge in formal and informal settings, engages societal needs, provides leadership for problem solving, improves the quality of life for all people of the State of Connecticut and participates in global citizenship.


The role of the land-grant university is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach education. This role is based in historic federal legislation including the Morrill, Hatch, Smith-Lever, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health acts, and enabling state statutes.

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Cameron Faustman
Interim Dean and Director
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

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