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Agriculture: Greetings from the Department Chair

Dr. Dean ScarbroughGreetings from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, home of the Rangers!  We are pleased about your interest in our Agriculture Department and are confident that you will find Northwestern to be a great place to continue your education.


Northwestern in general, and the Agriculture Department in particular, offer courses that are directed to and for students. We are proud to say that you are never just another face in the crowd at Northwestern.  The number of students in each class is generally small, which ensures excellent student-to-faculty interaction, and helps foster the close-knit atmosphere that so many agriculture students desire.   Additionally, the agricultural student body is made up of individuals from many different states, countries, and backgrounds, providing students with opportunities to develop lifelong friendships with people from around the country and from literally around the world.


We are proud of the resources available to our students at Northwestern.  The Agriculture Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Education, both of which prepare students for bright careers.  Students majoring in Agriculture have the opportunity to choose a minor from areas that include Business, Entrepreneurship, Biology and many others.  In addition, students studying Agriculture Education will be fully prepared to obtain certification and licensure and begin teaching agriculture in our Oklahoma high schools.  Another major strength of the Agriculture Department at Northwestern is the opportunity for students to combine academic efforts with practical experiences at our 320-acre University farm.  Ultimately, our goal at Northwestern is to prepare our graduates for dynamic careers in agricultural business and production agriculture in order to feed, clothe, and fuel our nation and our world.


If you have questions about Northwestern and our agriculture programs, I encourage you to contact me or our Office of Recruitment today to set up a campus tour.  We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals.






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