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150th Anniversary - Appreciating Our Resources

As West Virginia University's oldest academic unit, the history of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is deeply rooted in the land-grant mission. Since 1867, the college has been committed to educating and training our future leaders, conducting groundbreaking research and performing public outreach and service.

As West Virginia University celebrates its 150th anniversary, join the Davis College as it reflects on its proud history of fulfilling the land-grant mission. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, we'll be celebrating some past accomplishments, achievements in education and research, and the multitude of resources that enrich the student experience.


First Experiment Station Farm

The WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design has grown quite a bit since the purchase of its first farm in 1895 . The original farm, pictured here, consisted of 81 acres and was located adjacent to the property wher e the Mountainlair is currently located on WVU’s Downtown Campus.

Today, the WVU Davis College is fortunate to have nine “Learning Launch Points” that provide students with a wealth of experiential learning and hands-on research opportunities. These locations total more than 3,400 acres of farmland and 8,100 acres of forest for teaching, research and outreach.

Learn more about each one.