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WVSU launches process to create agriculture school


INSTITUTE, W.Va. — The difficult process of opening up a completely new school of agriculture at West Virginia State University is underway.

WVSU President Ericke Cage noted in his State of the University address in October, West Virginia State is the only 1890 Land Grant Institution in the country which does not have an Ag school and he wants to change it.

Cage told MetroNews recently the discussion is beginning on campus.

“We’re pulling together a team of faculty and staff to conduct a feasibility study. We’re looking internally and looking to external partners to determine what resources we’re going to need to bring a college of agriculture and environmental sciences to this institution,” Cage said.

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