Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department News

Unique agricultural automation major offered Tue, Dec 11th, 2018

Classes for this unique new associate degree program, titled agricultural automation and robotics, will begin in the fall 2019. Students in this major, the only one of its kind in the US, will receive hands-on experience with automated milking equipment, as well as class work in both agriculture and engineering.


Alfred State College cultivates student interest at National FFA Convention and Expo Thu, Nov 8th, 2018

several students and faculty in front of a booth at a convention expoSeveral Alfred State College students and employees recently attended the 91st annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN, where they set up a recruiting booth and spoke with numerous students about the benefits of an Alfred State education.


Vet tech, HIT programs among top 10 in the nation Tue, Oct 9th, 2018

two female vet students in lab with a dogAlfred State College (ASC) recently had two of its programs - veterinary technology and health information technology (HIT) – ranked in the top 10 in the nation. In addition, several ranking sites have rated the college highly when comparing all US schools offering these and other programs within the School of Arts and Sciences.


Hundreds of students take part in ASC’s Ag Skills Contest Thu, Oct 4th, 2018

Alfred State College recently hosted 350 Future Farmers of America students from 21 western New York high schools for the 32nd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.


ASC student named NYS Ag Society Ambassador Tue, Mar 6th, 2018

several people standingAlfred State agricultural technology student Andrew Richards, of Silver Springs, recently represented the college as a 2018 Ambassador at the 185th New York State Agricultural Society Annual Meeting and Forum in Syracuse. 


Planting seeds for success at the College Farm Fri, Dec 15th, 2017

2016 agricultural business graduate Sam Mietlowski (Alden)To keep its students competitive in an evolving agricultural industry, Alfred State is diversifying its educational offerings.


ASC ranked third best in nation for Vet Tech Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

female student with a brown horse“We are extremely proud to be included in this listing of the best colleges with veterinary technology programs in the country,” said Dr. Phil Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State.


Getting the most out of grazing Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

The conference is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall of the Alfred campus.


Free soil pH clinic at Alfred State set for April 28 Wed, Apr 5th, 2017

Two students work in soil classStudents in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a free pH clinic for the community.


Vet tech students taking skill sets to Haiti following hurricane Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

Michelle Marinich with an animalAccording to Associate Professor of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Doug Pierson, the students will travel to Les Cayes, where they will put their skills to use caring for residents’ animals by participating in mobile clinics and coordinating with the local veterinary agent.


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