Earn a degree in Agronomy

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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:

crop production integrated crop management business research careers soil science organic farming & food systems


Several agronomy scholarships are awarded to students through the department each year. These scholarships are added to those that are awarded by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

YearNumber of Scholarships AwardedAverage Amount
2012-2013 51 $874
2013-2014 68 $885
2014-2015 46 $1,130
2015-2016 67 $912
2016-2017 47 $1,079


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 2015 include:

  • Ag Valley Coop
  • All Points Cooperative
  • Aurora Cooperative
  • Central Valley Ag
  • Cooperative Producers Inc.
  • Country Partners Coop
  • Farmers Pride
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op
  • Agricultural Services
  • Ag-Tech Crop Consulting
  • Central States Agronomics
  • Crop Production Services
  • KC Crop Consulting
  • Keck Crop Consulting
  • Loup Platte Agronomics
  • Norder Ag Supply
  • Servi-tech
  • Tri County Ag Service
  • Helena Chemical
  • Scientific Crop Advisory
  • AgriGold
  • Channel Seeds
  • Precision Seed and Chemical
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Eco-Drip Irrigation
  • Family farms
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture
  • Stuart Fertilizer and Grain
  • Syngenta
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Winfield Solutions

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:

  • 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
  • Agricultural communicator
  • Crop insurance adjuster
  • Educator
  • Soil conservationist
Amanda Vodvarka
2016 Graduate—Amanda Vodvarka
Introductory plant science [AGRO 131] and agronomic plant science lab [AGRO 132] taught me the basics of agronomy which I still continue to use in my classes, internship experiences and on our family farm.


Contact Anne Streich Associate Professor of Practice and
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator

202A Keim Hall, East Campus