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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-093-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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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.
 

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