SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Department of Agriculture
Take your love of the farm life to the next level. We celebrate and feed your drive to move forward. At NEO, we have over 100 years of industry experience, branded in tradition. Learn how to be competitive in farm, ranch and veterinary fields by studying the best of the best agricultural practices.
NEO Agriculture is recognized as one of the best ag programs in the country. Our campus boasts a 200-acre farm, an indoor arena, equine facilities, and much more to enhance your learning. The department offers students a wide range of disciplines to study. Faculty advisors work closely with students to help select courses to meet their academic goals and career goals.
By the numbers
- 12 degree options
- 150 average student enrollment
- 3 competitive teams
- 7 co-curricular clubs
Our agriculture degrees offer students the flexibility to prepare for a variety of agriculture majors at a senior college. Curriculum covers animal science, plant/soil science and agriculture economics. Prepare for a career as an agricultural manager, inspector, technician and more. Associate in Science agriculture degrees fulfill most of the lower division courses for a bachelor’s degree in various agriculture programs and options.
Equine and Ranch Management
We offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Equine and Ranch Management. Explore equine nutrition, reproduction, preventative medicine and training management, and beef production, cattle health, breeding and business management practices. A portion of these classes may transfer to a four-year program. We’ll help you become prepared for entry to a variety of equine and ranch management careers.
Stay close to home while developing your foundation in the Pre-Veterinary Science program at NEO. With hands-on learning, our program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for entry into a veterinary science bachelor’s degree program. Curriculum includes courses in science, animal science, agriculture and general education. Students also have the opportunity to work on-location at the 200-acre Synar Farm with small class sizes to develop their skills.
Degrees and Certificates in Agriculture
|Degree Options||Associate in Science||Associate in Arts||Associate in Applied Science||Two-Year Certificate||One-Year Certificate|
|(Transfer)||(Transfer)||(Work Ready)||(Work Ready)||(Work Ready)|
|Equine & Ranch Management||X||X|
|Equine & Ranch Management – Equine Option||X|
|Equine & Ranch Management – Ranch Option||X|
NEO Agriculture provides many groups and teams for students to learn and compete at the highest level.
Horse Judging Team
The horse judging team is a co-curricular activity where students compete in national intercollegiate contests. The team travels to the many of the most notable Horse and Livestock shows in the country. The team is composed of students who are interested in learning more about horses and improving their speaking ability and decision making skills. Scholarships are available to competitive participants.
The NEO Rodeo Program gives students the opportunity to compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Approximately 10 rodeos are held in the fall and spring in which students compete for points within the Central Plains Region (KS, OK).
Learn from veteran coaching staff that have a history of developing students, both in the arena and in the classroom. Our CNFR (College National Finals Rodeo) qualifiers have been successful, winning national championships and setting new arena records. Scholarships for outstanding students may include tuition, books, and room fee waivers. Team members and other students may also board their horses on the NEO College Farm. NEO’s Rodeo Team has access to indoor and outdoor practice facilities.
Livestock Judging Team
NEO is proud of its long-standing and successful livestock judging program. Our program has been built upon years of accomplishments and awards. This has allowed both the team and the College to maintain a high national profile. Many members of the NEO Livestock Judging Team have gone on to be master breeders and livestock industry leaders.
Workout stops include seeing some of the nation’s best livestock and meeting many of the master breeders and top managers at the country’s elite livestock operations. Most judging team members at NEO elect to continue their education at a four-year institution. Members are actively recruited by four-year institution coaches to participate in their judging programs. Students are actively encouraged to participate on the livestock judging team regardless of major, and the skills gained as a result will benefit any career.
Collegiate Farm Bureau
The Oklahoma Collegiate Farm Bureau program allows members of Farm Bureau, between the ages of 18 and 35, to be involved in their local communities, compete in contests, and develop lasting friendships with people from across the state and country. The NEO Collegiate Farm Bureau allows students to join events coordinated by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Students who join the program have the opportunity to travel throughout the state and nation, attend commodity tours, and stay up-to-date on the issues facing Oklahoma and American agriculture.
NEO’s Aggie Society includes any student, no matter the major, who has a passion for agriculture. This club is one of the largest on campus and is heavily involved with Student Body Government Activities, community service events, cookouts, homecoming, and much more. This club sponsors its annual showmanship competition, “The Aggie Western,” which holds a rich tradition within NEO. This is where students can show off their livestock showing abilities and compete head to head with their fellow classmates for species and overall winners.
The Agriculture Ambassadors Leadership Program helps students develop leadership skills as they represent NEO’S Agriculture Department. These are outstanding students who are selected to recruit for and promote the department at various college, state, and national events.
Ag Ed Club
NEO has a rich history of producing decades of quality agriculture educators. NEO’s Ag Ed Club participates in numerous events including homecoming, Ag in the Classroom, community service events, workshops and more. We strive to instill passion, knowledge, and experience to the next esteemed generation of agriculture educators.
Department of Agriculture
- 104, Ables Hall
- 103, Ables Hall
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