Smart See, Smart Do: Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is an 1890 land grant university founded in 1895. The original mission of land grant institutions, as set forth in the first Morrill Act, was to teach agriculture, military tactics, and the mechanical arts as well as classical studies so that members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education. The emphasis at FVSU is agriculture.
FVSU is the only undergraduate Veterinary Science Department to be accredited in Georgia that offers a 4-year B.S. degree in Veterinary Technology as well as a Pre-Veterinary Curriculum. Highlights of the tour include the only meat processing plant on a state university campus in Georgia, a goat farm where USDA approved goat milk, cheese and ice cream are processed, and a biotechnology center where plant stem cell research is conducted. The university also hosts an equine program with horses housed on campus.
Location: Fort Valley, Georgia | Photo credit: Ayanna McPhail
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