Faith, family and farming have always been uniquely connected. Opening in fall of 2015, the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies at Huntington University promotes a Christian perspective on agriculture, which recognizes our responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation and to examine questions of sustainability and justice.
Hallmarks of the institute include:
- Outreach to the agribusiness community
- Connections with organizations that promote agriculture to young people such as 4-H and FFA
- Opportunities for students in agricultural missions
The agribusiness program is intended to meet the growing need for agribusiness professionals and includes concentrations in agrimanagement, agrimarketing, agrieconomics and finance, agrientrepreneurial small business management, crop production, communication and public policy, and ministry and missions.
Interested in a career in agriculture? Request free information about the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies!
Rooted in Tradition
Huntington University holds a unique role in the legacy of agricultural education in Indiana. Under the leadership of Dr. Fred Loew, the university taught a robust agriculture curriculum in the early 20th century. Dr. Loew served as the first Agricultural Agent for Huntington County and directed the regional Purdue Experiment Station. According to historical records and University archives, he is credited with introducing soybeans to Northeast Indiana farming.
Dr. F. Collin Hobbs earned his PhD in ecological and evolutionary biology from Indiana University in 2013, and joined the faculty of Huntington University later that year. Prior to his graduate work he received a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in music performance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. His PhD thesis at Indiana University examined the biogeography…