Why Become an Agronomist?

As an agronomist, you can use your natural curiosity and enthusiasm for science to help solve some of the toughest problems currently facing humanity. A career in agronomy will keep you in the center of scientific efforts to increase the supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber, and energy, as well as protecting and conserving our environment.

Agronomists today are involved with many issues such as the production of food and feed, the environmental impacts of crop production, erosion, wetland management, wise use of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, and nitrate and pesticide contamination of food and water. The important challenge lying ahead for the agronomist is to increase or maintain production of wholesome agricultural products while conserving our environment for use by countless future generations. The implications are global.

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Hear it from Agronomy's Department Chair

Department Chair, Kendall Lamkey, appeared on WOI radio to talk about the Agronomy Department's activities and careers for agronomists.

Education Clip (2 min., 2 MB)

Whole Program (10 min., 9 MB)