First of all, we would like to say happy New Year and welcome the year 2555 B.C. to all lecturers, personnel, officers, and alumni of the Faculty of Agriculture. We all know that there was a catastrophic flood on the later months of last year in Thailand, including Chiang Mai, which caused great damage to agricultural and industrial sectors and affected 12.8 million people all over the country. In addition, the flooding was ranked forth for the most serious catastrophic event in term of water mass and number of affected people. Nevertheless, there were some pleasant incidents hidden within as we could see Thai people, including CMU staffs composed of lecturers and students whom led by the president and the cadre, worked together at the best of their strength and delivered moral support, consumer goods or money to help those who were suffered.It can be said that this crisis was rectified by the unity of Thai peopleand from this year on, Thailand has to recover in term of environment, society, economy, education, etc. to prepare for the upcoming ASEAN in the year 2558 B.C...
In the past year, there were some pleasant incidents occurred in the Faculty of Agriculture. Firstly, Professor Doctor Karl Star from Hohemheim University, Germany, who has been a part-time lecturer and has worked together withresearch projects of the faculty for a long time, has received an honorary degree in Agriculture from Her Royal Highness Princess MahaChakriSirindhorn. Secondly, Professor Doctor BenjavanRerkasem, a senior lecturer of the faculty, has been entitled to Honorary Professor. Finally, Professor Doctor SanchaiJaturasitha, deputy dean of the department of research and foreign relations, has been given the royal command to be entitled to Professor (Meat Sciences).Other important activities of the Faculty were merit-making function for 45 years of establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture and commemoration of Associate Professor SukhumAssawet, the first dean of the faculty, who was a key person for the establishment of the faculty.There was also an opening ceremony of the historical gallery of the Faculty of Agriculture, which is a place to collect and distribute important documents, books, images, and objects that are valuable to the Faculty from the early years. The gallery also has academic researches of many lecturers who have made fame to the Faculty. The exhibition is permanent and monthly circulation with donated budget from the alumni whom we would like to ask for permission to express their names. The alumnus who supports the exhibition is Mr. Somkuan Chuwattanapakorn, a former student of the Faculty of Agriculture in the 4th generation (code 10). We would like to express our thanks here and invite our alumni or students to visit and learn the 4 decades of history of the Faculty. Visitors can visit during the official hours or ask for further information at the public relation department of the Faculty.
In the occasion of New Year 2555, we would like to ask for blessing from Phra Sri Rattana Tri, holy entity of your faith, and the prestige of His Majesty the King and the royal family for physical and moral firmness, conscience for thinking, analyzing, and making good decision that will lead us the right path and prosperity.
Visions: The faculty of Agriculture (2555-2559 B.C.)
The faculty of Agriculture, CMU is a leading national educational scientific agricultural research institute that works at international standards, and produces highly-qualified graduates equipped with excellent management skills and self-reliance.
Missions of Faculty of Agriculture, CMU
- Education: To provide curricula with an emphasis on academic excellence, curricular that serves market needs, with highly competent graduates produced under an international leadership environment.
- Research: To conduct research and development activities regarding new knowledge areas, in response to the educational environment and in order to further economic, social and national development.
- Academic services: To provide academic services to society through the transfer and extension of research activities and findings to farmers, communities and society, for their further applications.
- Arts and culture conservation: To conserve the arts, culture and environment, especially "Lanna" arts and cultures, as well as traditions and agriculture-related local wisdom in the northern region.
- International development: To develop the partnership with academic institutes in ASEAN and Asia, and to emphasize on international environment.
- Management: To develop management and administration activities in all respects under the autonomous university system, with good governance and efficiency.