The Department was established in 2011/2012 Academic Session as one of the seven Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture after a Nigerian University Commission (NUC) Resource Verification and Approval of the programme. The following have served as Heads of Department since the establishment of the Department:
Prof. F. C. Ogbo 2011 – 213
Dr. E. C. Igwe 2013 – 2014
Dr. J. E. Obiegbuna 2014 – 2019
Dr. H. O. Agu 2019 – Date
The Department started with fifty-two students on the nominal roll in 2011/2012 Academic Session and there has been a gradual increase in the number of enrolment of students since its inception.