Research sustainable food and landscapes, soils and the environment, and plant health. Care for the climate as a career.

Academic Highlights: With a range of AS, BS, MS, and PhD programs, Stockbridge offers students direct access to top researchers from 9 countries, internships, and practicum opportunities, making UMass #1 in agricultural sciences nationally. Through experiential education and the application of scientific method to questions of sustainability, Stockbridge provides the skills to work in today’s green industries, including agriculture, horticulture, turfgrass and soil sciences. Sustainable food and farming majors run the UMass Student Farm, producing over 50 tons of fresh food per year.

Research Areas:  Topics include agronomy, agro-ecology, carbon, soils, and climate change, entomology, environmental, horticultural, and turfgrass sciences, geochemistry, integrated pest management, molecular biology, nanotechnology, permaculture, plant pathology, plant stress, physiology, regenerative agriculture, soil science, and sustainable food systems.

Degrees: AS, BS, MS, PhD


  • Tenure-track faculty: 13
  • Lecturers: 6
  • Extension faculty: 4
  • Undergraduate majors: 400
  • Graduate students: 27
  • Postdoctoral fellows: 1

Research Awards: $1.77M

Stockbridge School of Agriculture website.