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SAAS About Us

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Langston University was established in 1897 as a land grant institution under the Second Morrill Act of 1890. True to the land grant mission, the School of Agriculture and Applied Science (SAAS) teams conduct advanced academic research, collaborate through extension and outreach programs, and expand our impact through international outreach. We are dedicated to providing outstanding undergraduate academic programming and hands-on research opportunities. We are driven to find new discoveries to address the industry’s most pressing challenges.

Our top scientists, programmers, teachers, researchers, and farmers conduct research studies and provide training within the American Goat Research Institute, the Center for Horticulture and Agronomy Research, the Aquatic Resources Center, the Center for Biotechnology and Research and Education, the Agribusiness and Rural/Urban Economic Development, and the Family and Consumer Science Research Team. Our teams focus on improving outcomes geared toward health improvement, helping tackle food insecurity, protect environmental health, and enrich the lives of the next generation. Learn about the global impact our teams have in the latest issue of AgroVision Magazine.

As a component of Langston University, a Historically Black Land Grant University, SAAS prepares students to make a difference in a rapidly changing world. Our teams conduct key research, innovative discovery, and engage in community outreach activities that address agriculture, human, and community development issues that have a global impact.

To embody the Land Grant mission of LU through excellence in academics, innovative research, and supportive, forward-looking extension and outreach activities that will have a positive impact on the quality of lives of clientele in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world. Learn more in our strategic plan.


  • Work with passion for the students we educate, for the stakeholders we serve, for the work we do, and for the places within which we work and study.
  • Strive for excellence in our academic, research, and community engagement activities.
  • Be fully engaged with our stakeholders and do so with purpose and in an impactful manner.
  • Be bold decision-makers and be creative in expanding opportunities and solving problems.
  • Encourage teamwork, nurture personal growth, and help develop the next generation of leaders.
  • Foster diverse learning and working environment that is multicultural, caring, respectful, and supports the creative potential of students, faculty, and staff.