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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-093-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230

Crop Science (Agronomy) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Sales Representative
Crop Research Assistant
Crop Insurance Professional
Field Crew Member

Average Median Wage

$36397

Crop Science (Agronomy) Programs

Agronomy is the area of agriculture that focuses on the principles and practices of crop production and field management. Production management centers on the science of strategically managing land, water, plants, labor, and other inputs, such as seeds, nutrients, pesticides, and machinery to produce food and fiber in a sustainable and profitable manner. Practical hands-on learning opportunities are infused with theory throughout the program. Studies include the four major categories of crop management: soil and crop management, pest management, nutrient management, and water management. During the program, students will actively manage 100 acres and complete an internship work experience. Jobs in this area are generally physical and require the strength to lift and carry 50 pounds. Learners interested in this career should have a valid driver’s license to operate equipment, above average computer skills and possess good oral, reading, and writing skills. In addition, professionals in this area tend to spend a great deal of their time working outdoors. Potential occupations include cranberry marsh worker, farm laborer, irrigation worker, harvest worker, seasonal elevator worker, seasonal pesticide applicator specialist, sales representative, crop scout, crop research assistant, custom applicator, crop insurance professional, buyer-crop protectants, field supervisor, and field crew member.
 

Crop Science (Agronomy) Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Northcentral Crop Science (Agronomy) at Northcentral
Northcentral Crop Science (Agronomy) at Northcentral