Agronomy Option

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The agronomy option provides specialization in managing field crop systems and includes learning experiences in crop and soil management, plant genetics, and physiology. You will gain skills and knowledge needed to optimize and diversify crop systems to preserve soil and water resources while growing food, fiber, and fuel for the world.

Agronomy class

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 are key components of your academic experience. They allow you to explore different areas of horticulture, make connections with future employers, and experience a professional work environment. Two internships are required for graduation. Agronomy internships are available across Nebraska and the United States. Recent student internships include:

  • 13/59 Agronomy
  • Ag Valley Co-op
  • Anderson Crop Consulting
  • Aurora Coop
  • BASF
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • C&J Precision Agronomics
  • Central Valley Ag
  • CHS Inc.
  • Cooperative Producers Inc.
  • CSS Farms
  • Dean Seeds
  • Farmer’s Edge
  • Farmers Cooperative
  • George Brothers Inc
  • Helena Agri-Enterprises
  • Hinrichs Ag & Seeds
  • Impact Agronomics
  • Integrity Agriculture
  • LG Seeds
  • Long Agronomics
  • Midwest Seeds
  • National Soil Survey Center
  • Norder Supply
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Precision Agronomy Solutions
  • ServiTech
  • Skagit Farmers Supply
  • Syngenta
  • UNL Research

Undergraduate Student Services

Anne Streich

Anne Streich

Undergraduate Advisor
362D Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus
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Tyler Quick

362H Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus