Educate, research, and disseminate the many aspects of animal agriculture and rangeland management to improve the well being of the citizens of South Dakota and the region.
Teaching: Provide educational opportunities for all students in the professional fields of agriculture and biological sciences with majors in Animal Science.
Research: Conduct unbiased, science-based research to positively impact the people, economy, and natural resources of South Dakota and the region, especially those with vested interest in the animal production and rangeland utilization.
Extension: Disseminate knowledge gained via production-based research to the people of South Dakota and the Northern Great Plains region to help improve their lives through the educational process.
Be nationally recognized as a leader in production-based education and research, supported by the most current basic techniques while leading the way in technological advancements in dissemination of this knowledge to our students and stakeholders.
- Character, Honesty, and Integrity
- Creative, innovative and responsive faculty members
- Engagement, service and stewardship
- Hard working individuals
- Loyal supporters
- Passion and commitment to excellence
- People who are professional and trustworthy
- Students with a desire to learn
- Superior performance
- Supportive Alumni