Vision and Mission
The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment creates, disseminates and utilizes knowledge for the benefit of the Commonwealth and its citizens, and to advance academic scholarship and the mission of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Center supports University faculty and staff in conducting programs of integrated research and educational outreach that span disciplines and impact agriculture, food systems, environmental well-being and human health. We provide educational services in areas in which we are uniquely qualified and serve as an honest broker for the exchange of knowledge between the university and the public.
The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment coordinates the work of faculty and staff members in academic departments at UMass Amherst. We create programs of integrated research and educational outreach that address public priorities and concerns; our programs advance environmental quality, agricultural sustainability and the viability of food systems, from production to consumption. In addition, the Center provides focused educational services to targeted individuals and groups in ways that advance the Center’s vision and goals. The Center facilitates mutually beneficial exchange between citizens and the university and supports community access to academic resources.