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Agriculture Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Agriculture Collection Development Plan

Program Description:

The Department of Agriculture introduces students to high demand disciplines where they will have a global impact. The purpose of the program is to provide students with access to basic skills and principles for the development of intellectual maturity and insight to adapt to a wide range of rapidly changing professions relating to agriculture. 

Accrediting body:


Degrees offered:

B.S. in Agriculture with concentrations in Agri-Business, Agri-Communications, Agri-Science, Sustainable Development, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Veterinary Technology

Minor in Agriculture

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

3: Instructional Support (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

  • Animal Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Plant Sciences 
  • Soils
  • Agri-business and Agri-economics

Focus Areas:

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics

Related Subject Areas

  • Geosciences
  • Biology
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economics



Geographical Emphasis:

World; United States for gardens, landscape, forestry, and animal culture.

Chronological Emphasis:


Noted Publishers:

WileyScience Publishers (USA)CABI

Preferred Dates of Publication:

2009 - present

Types of Resources:

monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, anthologies, videos; textbooks may be considered for information not readily obtainable elsewhere

Notes and Other Considerations:

The Department of Agriculture serves as a source to local citizens and government agencies, provides help to agricultural youth organizations, helps with area livestock shows, and operates a 475-acre Environmental Education Center. Other considerations: animal welfare and rights, genetic engineering, pesticides and EPA regulations, and new technologies.

Review Sources:

Choice Reviews Online

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level
S 1-559 Agriculture, general 3
S 560-572 Farm Economics. Farm Management. Agricultural Mathematics 3
S 583-589.6 Agricultural Chemistry. Agricultural Chemicals. Agricultural Physics 3
S 590-627 Soils. Soil Conservation 3
S 631-667 Fertilizers, Soil Improvement 3
S 900-954 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
SB 1-106 General Plant Culture 3
SB 107-112 Economy Botany 3
SB 183-317 Field Crops 3
SB 450.9-480 Gardens and Gardening. Landscape Gardening 3
SD 1-668 Forestry 3
SF 1-90 General Animal Culture 3
SF 105-121 Breeds and Breeding. Exhibitions. Stockshows 3
SF 518-562 Insects 3
SF 600-1100 Veterinary Medicine 3
SH 1-691 Aquaculture 3
SK 1-579 Hunting. Wildlife Management 3


Contact Information

Department of Agriculture 

Library Liaison:
Nancy Gibson (Interim)

Faculty Representative:
Dr. Donald Sudbrink

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