The Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is a unique department, the first of its kind in North America, reflecting the integration of many disciplines across Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. AFNS is committed to achieving excellence in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge with the goal of improving the health and quality of life. Disciplines range from primary production and biotechnology in plant and animal sciences, to innovative food and agri-food products, and human nutrition and wellness. The Department boasts 64 professors, 38 adjunct professors, over 230 graduate students, and more than 300 research and support staff, and includes the divisions of Animal Science, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science and Bioresource Technology, and Human Nutrition.


  1. Martin Zuidhof

    Genetic selection of chickens key to remarkable growth

    Broilers are four times bigger than in the 1950s, AFNS research reveals

  2. Betty Donald

    ALES mourns loss of beloved nutrition professor emeritus

    Betty Donald conducted one of the first nutrition surveys in the province; established several scholarships

  3. Laurel Perrott

    Grad students take home first annual Alberta Barley scholarships

    Students impress with high-yielding practices and disease prevention research

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