Where is the Agricultural Campus?

The campus is located just outside the Town of Truro, in the village of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. We're one hour from Halifax by car and only 40 minutes from the Halifax International Airport.

Truro is known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia" because of its historical significance and geographical position in the centre of Nova Scotia, just beyond the tip of Cobequid Bay—the eastern-most inlet of the Bay of Fundy. The highest tides in the world occur in Cobequid Bay—some recorded at over 52 feet. 

New and prospective students are invited to take a tour of our vibrant campus.

From Agricultural College to Faculty of Agriculture

On May 20, 2011, the Province of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University launched a process to merge Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) with Dalhousie University. The merger itself was effective September 1, 2012.

Dalhousie welcomes more than 18,000 students to our campuses each year and celebrates the achievements of more than 110,000 alumni. In 2014, the university ranked 235th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings and 13th in Canada. As well, it ranked 226-250th in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings,  and 201–300th in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The two schools have had a close academic relationship for many years. NSAC degrees were jointly awarded by Dalhousie and NSAC was represented on the Dalhousie Senate. As Dalhousie's new Faculty of Agriculture, these and many ongoing research collaborations between faculty at both institutions will be built upon to benefit both communities.

A proud history

Founded in 1905, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus has come of age and stands at the threshold of a new era in agricultural education, training and research. The campus is home to the Faculty of Agriculture, which provides agricultural based Technical, Technology, Bachelor and Masters level programs. Recent improvements to the farm complex and research facilities now make it one of the most modern, best equipped university campuses in the Atlantic region.

The story of the Agricultural Campus is interwoven with the history and development of the agriculture industry of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces. The institution also figures prominently in the history of the Truro and Bible Hill area.

See History to learn more about our growth and development.