Vision & Goals


The Departmental Vision is to contribute to the long term animal agricultural production in California, the nation, and the world. We integrate diverse aspects of the animal and the environment ranging from reduced detrimental emissions and effluent while preserving animal welfare and enhancing productivity and emphasizing healthful and safe aspects of the products, wildlife habitat preservation, and economic stability. A full understanding of the life cycle of agricultural animal species and the species potentially impacted by animal agriculture is essential to solve societal problems related to animals and animal production. Key to this vision is engaging a full spectrum of stakeholders, including producers, consumers, and students. Our overall goals are to:

A variety of departmental programs & centers are associated with each of these goals.