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CTAHR | Academics | Foci | Food & Agricultural Systems

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 FOCUS: Food and Agricultural Systems 


Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Harness cutting-edge tools to address modern problems

Pasture poultry

Pasture poultry

Develop sustainable food-production systems

Hydroponics and LEDs

Hydroponics and LEDs

Determine light and nutrient requirements for growing food in harsh environments

Sea Snail Venom

Sea Snail Venom

Discover potential non-addictive painkillers and natural pesticides

Bio-engineering

Bio-engineering

Create mechanisms and systems to improve food production

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Develop innovative solutions such as rooftops gardens

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
  • Harnessing biotechnology to ensure healthy, safe, and sustainable food supplies
  • Feeding the hungry and ensuring equity in food distribution
  • Maximizing agricultural productivity while reducing negative impacts of agricultural production
  • Exploring the world for disease-resistant plants and natural predators
  • Incorporating principles and practices from traditional Native Hawiian food systems
 

PREPARE for a career as a researcher, geneticist, ecologist, conservationist, plant breeder, veterinarian, food technologist, entrepreneur, entomologist, plant pathologist, soil scientist, farmer, rancher, agricultural production manager, horticulturist, educator, landscape professional, livestock inspector, pest control specialist, physiologist, food safety inspector…

AND GET READY to make a difference!

Read more about the four CTAHR Foci

 

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Explore the Majors in This Focus Area

  • Tropical Agriculture and the Environment
  • Animal Sciences
  • Related Majors

Tropical Agriculture and the Environment (TAE)

Tissue cultureIncreasing population and urbanization create growing demands on the world food supply. Liveable green cities require landscape design and maintenance coupled with sustainable food-production and -distribution systems. Yet there is a shortage of trained professionals to address these challenges. Graduates of the TAE program are working outdoors, in the laboratory, in the office, or all three. If you are interested in becoming part of the solution, TAE is for you.

 The Tropical Agriculture and the Environment BS program offers broad, hands-on experience and training in science-based decision-making in a range of agricultural systems, including vegetable and fruit production, ornamental horticulture, and landscape design. Graduates develop understanding of complex social, legal, and economic issues for management of production, pests, and agribusiness. How can we feed, clothe, and provide energy for 9.7 billion people by 2050 and sustainably use and protect natural resources and biodiversity? Through creative problem-solving, you will be able to contribute to more efficient, less resource-intensive production systems that conserve the environment.

Explore the options available to you in this major:

  • Environmental Soil Sciences
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Plant Physiology and Genetics
  • Plant Production and Management

Animal Sciences (ANSC)

Carcass EvaluationAnimal Sciences is the application of experimental investigation, cutting-edge technology, and other scientific principles to advance efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural systems and improve food quality and safety.

If you want to pursue sustainable livestock or aquaculture systems, care for the health and well-being of animals, or responsibly manage wildlife, then a BS in ANSC is for you.

Swine Production ClassTrain in both basic and applied agricultural systems, with an emphasis on production in the tropics. Learn about proper care/welfare and management of pets and companion animals (including horses), farm livestock, marine mammals, exotic wildlife, and/or zoo animals. Learn about animal nutrition, genetics, and breeding. Prepare for veterinary, medical, or pharmacy school or graduate study in the sciences.

 

Biological Engineering   Dietetics
Biological Engineering   Dietetics
     
Food Science and Human Nutrition   Human Development and Family Studies
Food Science and Human Nutrition   Human Development and Family Studies
     
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology


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