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A major in agronomy focuses on the study of plants and soils and their interaction with the environment. Students can focus on business and industry, consulting and production, plant science and biotechnology, soil and environmental science or range management. Graduates find opportunities in many fields, including environmental consulting, crop consulting, soil and range conservation, plant breeding, crop biotechnology, seed sales representative, research science, financial institution loan officer, production agronomy, farm service agent, crop insurance adjuster, and range manager.

Related career titles

Agriculture education teacher
Agriculture professor
Agriculture finance representative
Crop consultant
Educational supervisor
Extension agent
Farm/ranch manager
Human resource specialist
International agriculture
Production agriculture manager
Program coordinator
Sales/service representative

Resources available in ACIC*

Careers in Focus: Agriculture
Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Outdoors Types
Careers in the Environment
Careers for Environmental Types
Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Green Thumb Types
Career Opportunites in Conservation and the Environment
Career Opportunities in the Environment

*Books are available for checkout.

Related agronomy links

K-State Department of Agronomy

American Society of Agronomy


Kansas Center for Ag Resources and the Environment

Crop Science Society of America

Natural Resources Conservation Service