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Agronomy

 

 

 

Other/Related Variations

·       Field Crop Management

·       Soil & Crop Science

·       Crop Science & Production

·       Soil Science

·       Soil & Water Science

·       Weed Science

·       Crop & Weed Sciences

·       Soil & Land Development

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)

 

Overview

Involves studying plants, soils, and water and their interaction with the environment. The major combines studying water, soil, environmental, crop, range and weed sciences. Students will use science to focus on sustaining food production, protecting the environment, and conserving resources.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Entomology, Weed Science, Marketing, Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Crop Science, Soil Science, World Food Issues, Sustainable Agriculture, Weather & Climate

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Agronomic Business and Marketing

·       Agronomic Management

·       Consulting and production

·       Crop Genetics and Breeding

·       International Agronomy

·       Plant Biotechnology

·       Precision Agriculture

·       Range Management

·       Soil and Environmental Science

·       Turfgrass Management

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

Agronomist

Agronomy Sales and Management

Crop Adjuster

Crop Scout

Crop Systems Specialist

Custom Applicator

Greenhouse Manager

Hydroponics Producer

Pest Control Advisor

Plant Biologist

Seed Production Agronomist

Soil Scientist

Environmental Compliance Officer

Nutrient Management Specialist

Crop Advisor

Weed Scientist

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Field/farming experience with crops

·       Internship or work experience related to business or agriculture

·       Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)

·       Other certification & licensure available

·       Self-employment opportunities