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A new class is requiring agronomy students to give up part of their summer. While it might sound like a bummer, they are looking forward to it. Dubbed Agronomy 279, the new class is one sophomores majoring in Agronomy will have to take to graduate. The class will meet for the first time during the fall 2017 semester. The catch? Their first class will be Aug. 7, according to the agronomy department.

The addition came after the agronomy department said it decided to redesign the curriculum. Agronomy 279 will be an application of material students learned in Agronomy 181 and 182. Students will go outside in the fields to learn about soil and crops.

“Students really like hands-on activities,” Erik Christian, lecturer in agronomy, said. “Students do a lot of training in the summer when they go work on their internships and that’s going to be out in the field. [Currently], we don’t offer them those experiences.”

Current Undergraduate Scholarships

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Agronomy Alumni Scholarship: Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students in agronomy on the basis of academic excellence, leadership activities, and professional potential. This scholarship fund was established and continues to be supported by Agronomy alumni.

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Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships

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Agronomy Academic Fellowships: $3,000 per semester for Iowa residents and $5,000 per semester for non-resident students. Renewable for up to eight semesters, for a total of $24,000 (resident) or $40,000 (non-resident). Offers will be made to select entering freshmen that have shown academic excellence.

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