This concentration emphasizes the scientific aspects of agronomy including improving plant production, quality, and profit by utilizing plant genetics and breeding and improving the soil physical, chemical and microbial characteristics to enhance crop production.
There are currently numerous opportunities for agronomy majors in a variety of areas including plant genetics, plant breeding, soil and crop management, cropping systems, and plant nutrition. Agronomists are employed by seed companies, chemical and fertilizer companies, coops and other farm service businesses, as well as local, state, and federal governmental agencies, including Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Extension Service, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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