Agriculture + Food at the U of A

We Are at the heart of a food sustainability revolution.

Produce more food.
Use less energy.

How? From the land to the lab, our breakthroughs are helping feed the world - all while we train the next generation of problem solvers.

What are we doing at the U of A?

We Are

home to some of the most comprehensive

research infrastructure in the world

Where AG-Based Innovation Lies

At nearly 400 acres and less than 3 km from U of A’s North Campus, South Campus in Edmonton, Alberta is the leading hub of agricultural research and teaching in North America. Beyond advancements in animal metabolism, crops, dairy, poultry and swine, the campus features Agri-Food Discovery Place — an innovative technology transfer facility that educates highly qualified individuals.

We Are

investing in partnerships to spur agriculture

innovation in Alberta and beyond

$15 million

investment from TELUS for 5G “Living Lab”


hectares of farm and ranchland across Alberta

Top 40

in Ag programs worldwide

Our research drives the discovery of new knowledge and technologies to advance food sustainability. From facilities to land to people, our robust, interconnected approach is creating smarter, more efficient systems and outcomes.

Food Microbiology Laboratory

This lab offers multiple bacteria analyses as part of integrated research that addresses consumer demand for nutritious, safe, high quality foods and beverages.

Rangeland Research Institute - Mattheis Ranch

This 12,000-acre ranch in southeast Alberta supports intensive research and teaching in rangeland ecology and management.

The Breton Plots

Southwest of Edmonton, these plots allow researchers to assess interactions between the global environment, crop productivity and soil quality.


The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences offers more than 25 degrees in areas for everyone — creating nearly limitless pathways spanning science, business, or humanities. Rooted in research and innovation, our teaching in the areas of agriculture, food and forestry provides students the hands-on tools and resources they need to be successful.

We Are

Agriculture + Food