Agriculture Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Department of Agriculture and Food Science at WKU is part of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering. The department has a university farm, which is located a few miles south of the main campus on HWY 31-W. The farm is 810 acres and includes a Grade A Dairy, a classroom-mechanics laboratory facility, horticulture facilities, a beef handling facility, university beef and horse herds, and crop acreage. The farm serves as a laboratory to deliver “hands-on” educational experiences for students. The L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center, also located on the farm, serves as classroom space, as well as a hub for community agricultural activities. The goal of the department is to prepare students for careers in Agriculture and Food Science industries via teaching, applied research, and outreach.
To further the reach of the Agriculture Department, alumni established the Agriculture Alumni Scholarship Fund in February 1990 through undesignated contributions from phone-a-thon. Alumni sought to encourage and assist deserving sophomore, junior, and senior WKU students who are from Allen or Monroe County and majoring in agriculture. Through this fund, agriculture students are helped in perpetuity.