Agronomy

The agronomy major is designed for students who are interested in plants and soils as they relate to economic crop production and environmental protection. The agronomy major has six options which will prepare you for diverse agricultural career opportunities after graduation. You are required to fulfill the course requirements under one of the following options: crop production, integrated crop management, business, research careers, soil science, or organic farming and food systems.

$43,235 in scholarships awarded in 2017–2018
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191 students enrolled for fall 2017
Jesse Gall
Senior agronomy major Jesse Gall plans to graduate in May 2018.

Career Opportunities

A wide variety of career paths is available in this rapidly-changing field. With a degree in agronomy, careers are possible as a(n):

  • University extension educator or specialist
  • Agronomist or crop consultant
  • Elevator or co-op manager
  • Farmer or farm manager
  • Seed, fertilizer, or chemical sales or technical representative
  • Field or lab researcher
  • Plant breeder
  • Soil conservationist

Internships

Internships are key components of your academic experience. They allow you to explore different areas of agronomy, make connections with future employers, and experience professional work environments. One internship is required for graduation, but students often complete more than one during their undergraduate career. Student internships from 2017 include:

  • Agriland FS
  • Aurora Coop
  • Central Valley Ag
  • Cooperative Producers Incorporated
  • Crop Production Services
  • Crop Valley Ag
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Farmer’s Cooperative
  • FMC Agricultural Solutions
  • George Brothers Chemical and Seed
  • H&H Consulting
  • Helena Chemical
  • Herbert Feed & Grain
  • Midwest Farmer Coop
  • Monsanto
  • Nebraska Crop & Soil Systems Inc.
  • R-R Farms
  • Servi-Tech
  • Simplot Growers Solutions
  • South Platte Crop Consulting
  • Syngenta
  • Tri-County Ag
Samantha Teten
Junior–Samantha Teten
My involvement in Agronomy Club, crops and soil judging competitions, and undergraduate research has shown me how much the faculty cares about an individual student’s success. They provide the resources and skills I need to be successful in my career.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR ADVISING?

Contact Anne Streich Associate Professor of Practice and
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator


202A Keim Hall, East Campus
402-472-1640

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