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The Institute of Food Science and Engineering and its technology centers grew from our commitment to finding creative ways to bring the expertise and resources of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to bear on specific problems and issues that affect productivity and growth in the food processing industry. 

This is an institute without walls in the sense that it is not housed in any particular building.  In fact, it could be described as anti-wall because it brings together people and resources from different organizations.  It fosters cooperative, multi-disciplinary, multiagency efforts.  It creates partnerships among private sector companies, the University and government granting agencies.  

The work of the Institute and its technology centers is research to solve problems, technology transfer to put new information to work, and education in problem-solving skills needed by specific industries.


Dr. Milo J. Shult          

Former UA Vice President for Agriculture

The Institute of Food Science and Engineering is a unit within the Division of Agriculture (Mark J. Cochran, Vice President), University of Arkansas System, and is sponsored by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Tony Windham, Associate Vice President - Extension), the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (Richard Roeder, Interim Associate Vice President - Research) and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (Michael Vayda, Associate Vice President - Academic Programs).