An agronomist provides agronomic knowledge and leadership to growers in their assigned market while performing job duties such as field scouting, soil management and market analysis.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in agronomy or a related field is required to become an agronomist. It is also advised that you receive and maintain your Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) certification.
To pursue a career as an Agronomist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, chemistry, computer courses, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Agronomists work for medium to large-scale farms, crop and seed production companies, crop protection companies, government agencies, research firms, environmental organizations, and colleges or universities.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an agronomist will be great over the next five years.
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