FVSU’s College of Agriculture changes name

Fort Valley State University’s College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs will now be known as the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, officials announced at a ceremony at the school Tuesday morning.

“Indeed, it is a blue and gold letter day,” said President Larry E. Rivers. “We’re reinventing ourselves. We’re doing things better. We’re being more inclusive. We’re doing good for the Fort Valley State University.”

Before unveiling the name, Mark Latimore Jr., interim dean of the college, highlighted its current and future academic programs. Among other things, the school plans to add two master’s degrees in environmental and plant science in 2011.

Prior to the event, people looked at various displays, which included tips on growing muscadines, starting an organic vegetable garden, samples of goat cheese and jerky produced on-campus as well as information about veterinary science and family life programs.