As a unit of a land grant university, we have a triple-pronged mission:

Instruction

Attract and educate undergraduate and graduate students for professional employment, career development, and responsible citizenship through degree programs in the fundamental and applied principles relevant to the management and conservation of renewable natural resources.

Research

Encourage and facilitate aggressive inquiry into fundamental and applied research questions relevant to management and utilization of the renewable natural resources of the state, region, nation and world.

Extension

Develop and deliver effective Extension and Outreach programs that are responsive to the natural resources related needs of professionals, landowners, industry and citizens of the state, region, nation and world.