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History

The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the fourth faculty in Kasetsart University by the transferred from the Department of Agriculture to Kasetsart University followed by the Kasetsart University Act  B.E. 2486 Formerly known as the Faculty of Agriculture by the Faculty dividing in Kasetsart University Decree B.E.2486 on August 9, 2486 announced in the Government Gazette on August 24, 2486 Comprises of  5 departments

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Animal Husbandry
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering

In 2486 Faculty of Agriculture did not have an office of the faculty. Especially the office building is included with the Office of the Secretary of  Kasetsart University is the building that called Reun-Keaw (The Green House) The school building was scattered in the area of the Central of Agriculture at Bang Khen. Including The Animal Husbandry Building (Now known as Cooperative of Kasetsart University at gate 2) and the two-story wooden building in the L-shaped next to the Animal Husbandry building that was used as a Science, Chemistry and Zoology building. It is a rubber wooden building with white roof. Has 4 classrooms on the second floor and 4 classroom on the first floor. There was also had a teaching at the Plants Building and the Pochakorn Building of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Later, was built one room wooden building in the rear of the Animal Husbandry has the bridge over the small canal from the Animal Husbandry building to this building. The room built in T-shaped used as classroom (Room 600), the conference room. Then, there was built more building such as Biology building (currently, the Office of Agricultural Statistics) the construction was completed in 2496. Some departments of the Faculty of Agriculture has moved into this building, together with the Office of the President. Later, when Main Hall was completed in 2500. Office of the President has moved to an area inside the Main Hall. So, Faculty of Agriculture has all of the area of Biology building for teaching Science and English. Later on, the Faculty of  Fishery and Faculty of Economics Cooperatives have moved away from the building to Palathep building and Pittayalongkorn Building. Faculty of Agriculture has moved the Faculty Board to this building (Currently, the Institute of Agronomy, Department of Agriculture)

The first phase of the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture. The courses are taught only two courses is Diploma of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry three years program. After the official establishment of the Faculty of  Agriculture. Has opened the Biology Department and renamed the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Physics and Chemistry on June18, 2495. Later, on May 16, 2499 the Faculty of Agriculture started to teaching in the Master Degree is Master degree in Agricultural and  Animal Husbandry program. So this is the first program of Kasetsart University. And has changed its name from Faculty of Agriculture to Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and added Department of Home Economics And was renamed the Department of  Physics and Chemistry to Department of Chemistry.

On 1 March 2509 the ordinance has divided in the university. March 9, 2509 the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry was renamed to the Faculty of Agriculture. And division into 8 new department.

  • Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Department of Farm Mechanics (Formerly known as the Department of Agricultural Engineering)
  • Department of Economics (Formerly known as the Department of Home Economics)
  • Department of  Plant Science (Formerly known as the Departmentof Agriculture)
  • Department of Animal Husbandry
  • Department of  Food Science (A new department)
  • Department of Agricultural Communications (A new department)
  • Department of Soil Science (A new department)

In 2511 changed the five-year program to a four-year program. In 2512 on May 12 the Prime Minister has announced the division of the University and split the department in Kasetsart University and the establishment of a government agency called the Office of the Secretary to the Board is affiliated with. This year, the Department of Agriculture has moved to be under super vision from the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Education instead called the Department of Vocational Education.

In 2515 under the university development plan by the loan from the World Bank by resolution of the Cabinet. Have rationed the use of space in the Center of Agriculture between Kasetsart University and the Ministry of Agriculture. The Faculty of Agriculture has moved from the old to the west side of the Luang Suwan road. The new office building is five-story building, which is the faculty’s building in today. And in 2522, had the bud get of the project loan to construct the Jarad Soonthornsingha building.

On October 13,2518. The Prime Minister has announced the division of Kasetsart University dated 2 October 2518. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, has split to the Department of Entomology and the Department of Plant Pathology. And dissolution of the Department of Plant Sciences. And established two new department is the Department of Agronomy and Department of Horticulture.

The Faculty of Agriculture has started teaching the PhD for the first time in 2521 in the field of  Entomology and Agronomy. And later in 2522 began teaching at Kamphaeng Saen campus, Nakhon Pathom province. On November 8, 2522 the opening date of the second semester of 2521. By the undergraduate students in the third and fourth year of Bachelor of Science degree(Agriculture) to study at the Faculty at Kamphaeng Saen. Later  in 2528 the Faculty of Agriculture has a policy for first year students of the Bachelor of Science degree. (Agriculture) to study at the Faculty at  Kamphaeng Saen.

In 2523 The Prime Minister has announced the division of Kasetsart University dated 23 May 2523. Moved the Department of Food Science. From the Faculty of Agriculture to the Faculty of Agro-industry and renamed to the Department of Science and Technology. Later in 2527 University has announced the division of the University (No.3) B.E.2527 dated February 7, 2527 required the Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication at the Faculty of Agriculture. The Faculty of Agriculture has a ll9 department today.

In 2531 The Faculty of Agriculture has opened a bachelor degree on integrated knowledge program. Opened the B.Sc.(Integrated Pest Management) and B.Sc.(Agro chemicals) at Bang Khen campus. Later in 2541 opened the B.Sc.(Agricultural Mechanization). And 2543 opened the B.Sc.(Agricultural Biotechnology) at Kamphaeng Saen campus.

In 2536 the Faculty of Agriculture has started teaching a graduate course in International Tropical Agriculture (Tropical Agriculture). Both master's and doctoral fields of study. And three years later was opened the M.Sc. Field of Communication for Development (International)ii in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication.

Later, on 18 March 2546. The university has announced the separation of Faculty of Agriculture to the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen. And on 30 October 2546 the university has announced the established of the Agribusiness Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University to an equivalent level of the Department of Agriculture.

In 2547, had opened the International Double Degree Program collaborated with Victoria University of Technology, Australia. Included Department of Tropical Agriculture and Department of International Trade.

Now, Faculty of Agriculture has11 government departments. With 9 departments 1 Secretary and 2 centers.

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