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College of Agriculture

Agronomy

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Study soil, water, plant, environmental, genetic, range, and weed sciences and their relationship to sustaining the world’s food supply, protecting the quality of the environment and conserving vital soil and water resources. 

 


What You’ll Study

Use science and technology as you study soil and plants as well as the environment in the production of feed, food, fiber, and fuel. Gain hands-on learning experience in laboratory courses and class visits. Research and learn at the 400-acre Agronomy North Farm located directly north of campus or the 2,900 acres of grass prairie located near Manhattan within the Flint Hills. Courses in weed science, soil fertility, and precision agriculture software are offered.

Curriculum guides: 

Consulting & Production   |   Business & Industry   

Precision Agriculture   |   Plant Science & Biotechnology  

Range Management   |   Soil & Environment Science

 

Careers

Crop ConsultantSoil or Range ConservationistPrecision Ag Specialist
Sales RepresentativeLoan OfficerFarm and Ranch Manager
Rangeland ManagerPlant Breeder Production Agronomist
Field TechnicianEnvironmental ConsultantResearch Scientist
 Technical Representative 

Employers include seed companies, farm supply firms, government agencies, precision agriculture companies, cooperative extension service, cooperatives, chemical companies, USDA and environmental firms.

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Related Student Organizations

Wheat State Agronomy Club

Competition Teams

Crops Judging Team

Forage Quiz Bowl Team

Soils Judging Team

Weeds Judging Team

 

Department of Agronomy
2004 Throckmorton
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6101