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AGRONOMY
& HORTICULTURE
APPLY TODAY

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.
TRACK OPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
 

 

Agronomy & Horticulture Student

MEET ANDY NICKELL

Agronomy

"My whole life my interests have been working on the farm and doing things with my friends. In a rural community like Curtis, there are always farmers and ranchers that need help and always friends close by."
 

 

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

Tee Bush, Horticulture (Landscape Design)

"Horticulture is an ever-changing industry that's great for people who enjoy working outside. The job market is excellent and there are constant challenges to keep the job interesting."

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NCTA FACULTY

 

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.

LEARN ABOUT ALL NCTA CLUBS & TEAMS

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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