The major goal of CAS-AFS is to build the capacity of UAF to find innovative solutions to solve national and global challenges related to food, agriculture, and environment through excellence in education, research, outreach and policy support.

  1. To build the capacity of UAF to produce the highest quality workforce in the fields of food and agricultural production.
  2. To bridge the gap of academic research with industry and government To conduct client oriented applied research in focus areas to ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
  3. To provide opportunities to talented but economically and culturally disadvantaged students to higher education.
  4. To perform curricular reforms to offer the most relevant educational programs.
Focus Areas
  1. Gene editing for plants and animals
  2. Big data and precision farming
  3. Seed Science and technology
  4. Curriculum reforms in the post-COVID era
  5. Policy Advocacy and Cooperative Extension