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School of Agriculture

The School of Agriculture embraces its land-grant mission of providing innovative and cutting-edge research, teaching, and extension programs that respond to the educational, social, economic, and environmental needs of the citizens of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region.



The School of Agriculture will be recognized for its friendly, family-like atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. We will be known in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, nationally, and internationally for our commitment and dedication to excellence in research, teaching, and extension.
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General Information

The School of Agriculture has ten core values listed below that are consistent with the institutional core values of the University of the Virgin Islands.

  • Students’ Well-Being First
  • Learning and Scholarship
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Collegiality and Shared Governance
  • Inclusiveness of Ideas
  • Principled Leadership
  • Supporting Our Community
  • Effective Use of Technology
  • Equitable Reward System

Message From The Dean & Director - Usman Adamu, Ph.D.

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, UVI School of Agriculture is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the UVI School of Agriculture at (340) 692-4090 or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at document/ad- 3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email:

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, as amended. UVI School of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture Cooperating. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture