CAFSSS Agricultural Research Station

Welcome to the Agricultural Research Station (ARS) which encompasses all areas of research in the Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Food Sciences and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS) and 1890s Land Grant Program. Our mission is to develop, advance, and disseminate scientific knowledge, improve agricultural productivity, preserve plants and animals, protect the environment, and enhance the health and economic opportunities of the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, especially for socially disadvantaged and limited resource farmers and underserved communities, as well other stakeholders around the world. The ARS also supports the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in research opportunities through internship and assistantship programs.

A Message from the Associate Research Director

The ARS has the following research Divisions:

Agriculture and Natural Resources


Environmental Studies and Sustainable Systems

Food and Animal Science

Family & Consumer Sciences




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