The science behind healthy farming.
Growing profitable, healthy field crops like wheat, corn or barley is a complex science
that requires an understanding of microbiology, entomology, engineering, business and
many other fields.
This program provides the broad-based knowledge to grow successful crops. You will
explore soils, weeds, plant breeding, microbes, insects and other areas related to plant
growth. You will also study advanced growing techniques, like biotechnology and global
positioning systems (GPS).
Much of your education takes place in the on-campus greenhouses and in the lab,
where you might insert a jellyfish gene into tobacco to make it glow in the dark, produce
biodiesel from canola seeds, and create a dual potato-tomato plant through grafting.