The University of Guelph is one of the country's most research-intensive universities and has been ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive research institutions.
OAC's research activities play a significant role in the University's research profile. The College is recognized around the world for its research expertise in the areas of agriculture, food, the environment and rural communities.
Under a partnership agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph delivers research, education and laboratory services on behalf of the provincial ministry. The objective of this partnership is to further the long-term global competitiveness and sustainability of Ontario's agriculture and food system through excellence in research and education.
OMAFRA research programs are delivered primarily through OAC and the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Program areas include:
- Agricultural and Rural Policy
- Bioeconomy - Industrial Uses
- Emergency Management
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food for Health
- Product Development and Enhancement through Value Chains
- Production Systems