Agronomy, BS

The Agronomy major at the University of Minnesota Crookston places great importance on the essentials of career building. Hands-on learning offered through state-of-the-art laboratories and access to crop and soil research is enhanced by the 1600 acres of land located in close proximity to the campus. Graduates can find themselves working in local, state, and federal government agencies; farm and range management; and seed, fertilizer, chemical, and pesticide industries.

See how this highly technical field prepares students for a challenging career in many areas.

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Key Features

  • Experiential learning involves field trips to farms, conditioning plants, and various agricultural businesses as well as campus labs, greenhouses, and growth chambers.
  • The Bergland Laboratory houses state-of-the-art equipment for scientific investigation.
  • Students gain real-world and research experience with knowledgeable professors. 

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You have the flexibility of choosing between two emphases - Agronomic Science and Crop Production - which enable you to gain an understanding of many areas related to agricultural production and crop quality.

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  • Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers including ag chemical, fertilizer, and seed sales; crop consulting, scouts, and managers; lab technicians; seed analysts and inspectors; crop research technicians; and soil testing technicians.
  • Job demand in this field is very strong by employers such as BASF, Bayer CropScience, CHS, Croplan Genetics, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont, Land O’Lakes, Monsanto, Pioneer, and Syngenta, among others.  

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Related Majors and Minors

Interested in a double major or minor to complement your Agronomy degree? Check out these other majors at UMC.