The science behind healthy crop production.
Our world’s expanding need for food and energy sources requires professionals who have the expertise to manage and produce high-yield, high-quality crops.
This program combines the study of applied crop production and management, giving you 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.
This program could be a good fit if you:
- Are strong in science
- Have an interest in agriculture
- Want to manage farms or crop production
- Are involved in 4-H, FFA or other agriculture-related activities
- Are interested in local, national and global agricultural issues
With this degree, you could become a/an:
- Field agronomist (crops)
- Weed management specialist
- Agricultural consultant
- Research technician
- Crop production manager
Family and Consumer Sciences, B.S.