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.

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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. Recent student internships include:

  • 13/59 Agronomy
  • Anderson Crop Consulting
  • Aurora Coop
  • BASF
  • C&J Precision Agronomics
  • Central Valley Ag
  • CSS Farms
  • Dean Seeds
  • Farmer’s Edge
  • Farmers Cooperative
  • Hinrichs Ag & Seeds
  • LG Seeds
  • Long Agronomics
  • Midwest Seeds
  • National Soil Survey Center
  • Norder Supply
  • Precision Agronomy Solutions
  • ServiTech
  • Syngenta
  • UNL Research

Undergraduate Student Services

Tai Pleasant

Tai Pleasant

Undergraduate Recruiter
tpleasant2@unl.edu
402-472-2827
202A Keim Hall
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Anne Streich

Anne Streich

Undergraduate Advisor
astreich2@unl.edu
402-472-1640
202B Keim Hall
East Campus
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