Job opportunities consistently exceed the number of qualified graduates, with a continued bright outlook for young men and women. Graduates apply their knowledge in careers managing field production operations, grower technical services, new product research and development, and marketing.
Average salaries for 2012 were among the highest in this field. According to a yearly survey done by Ag Professionals, the average salary range for these positions was within $30,000-$77,000 yearly, depending on experience and position. For a list of detailed salary trends within this field visit AgProfessional.com
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Rob Proulx, a lecturer Agriculture and Natural Resources Department discusses the agronomy major and what sets it apart. Rob is not only a faculty member but also an alumnus. He earned his bachelor's degree in agronomy from the U of M Crookston in 2006 and then went on to complete a master of science in applied plant sciences with a specialization in agronomy/agroecology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Meet some of our alumni and current students and listen to what they say about their University of Minnesota Crookston experience. More >>>