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AGRONOMY
& HORTICULTURE
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GROW AND LEARN
AT A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

Agronomists specialize in producing and improving field crops while sustaining the soil and water resources that are essential for crop production.  As a Horticulture major you'll graduate with foundational knowledge in landscape and turf management, greenhouse/nursery production, and landscape design. Education in agricultural and irrigation equipment service and repair is also included in this area of study. Hands-on learning opportunities are featured as you venture out of the classroom and into our campus landscape, greenhouses, 500+ acre college farm, mechanics and welding shops.
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Agronomy & Horticulture Student

MEET DESARAE

Agronomy & Horticulture

"My favorite class would be Soil Fertility because we learn about different kinds of fertilizers and how to use the soil to be the most productive."
 

 

CAREERS

  • Crop consultant or field scout
  • Farmer or farm manager
  • Seed, fertilizer, or chemical sales/service
  • Crop insurance adjuster
  • Soil conservationist
  • Landscape design, installation and maintenance
  • Greenhouse production and management
  • Retail nursery management
  • Sports turf management
  • Center-pivot irrigation technician
  • Ag chemical applicator
  • Ag Equipment Service technician
  • Welder
Agronomy & Horticulture Faculty

MEET THE FACULTY

Dustin Zitek, Ag Mechanics and Welding

"Going above and beyond for a student is easy when they meet you half way, and the final outcome is truly an experience that will always be everlasting."

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BEYOND THE
CLASSROOM

Beyond what you'll learn in class, you'll have the opportunity to be a part of clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities directly related to your major.

Horticulture Club - Activities include campus landscaping projects; and plant and vegetable sales throughout the year to raise money that club members can use to attend professional meetings, seminars, and workshops.

Farm Bureau Club  - Become knowledgeable about issues affecting agriculture and ag policy development, and attend Farm Bureau's annual meeting, and the Young Farmers and Ranchers conference.

Other activities you may be interested in include: Rodeo Team, Equestrian Teams, and Livestock Judging Team.

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Ag Education Beyond the Classroom

 

How to Apply

It's easy to apply through our online application process!
Be sure to submit your application before the deadline for scholarship consideration:
March 1st 

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