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Working with Plants and Natural Resources

Careers are available in all aspects of the green industry related to horticulture, crops, soils, water, natural resources, and the environment.

Select a career below to learn about the corresponding majors.

Golf Course Manager
Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Landscape Designer
Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Range Land and Pasture Manager
Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Sports Turf Manager
Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Crop Specialist
Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Plant Geneticist
Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Soil Conservationist
Agricultural Technology Management

You will prepare for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries. Your focus may include food processing systems, soil and water management, power and machinery systems, electrical systems and electronics, environmental management or agricultural building systems.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Environmental Technician
Agricultural Technology Management

You will prepare for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries. Your focus may include food processing systems, soil and water management, power and machinery systems, electrical systems and electronics, environmental management or agricultural building systems.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Crop Insurance Adjuster
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Greenhouse and Nursery Manager
Animal Sciences and Industry

You will learn all about the animal industry including selection, reproduction, breeding, feeding, management and marketing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine, as well as the processing of animal products. You can focus on animal products, business, communications, science/pre-veterinary medicine, production management or bioscience/biotechnology.

Game Warden
Park Management and Conservation

You will combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and managerial factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. You will prepare to manage local, state and national parks or city parks and recreation departments with options in park management, interpretation, law enforcement, ranger, outdoor enterprise management and recreation business.

Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

You will integrate management practices of wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, hotel/ restaurant operations and business with “in-the-field” outdoor skill experiences. You will be trained in professional operational management for hunting/shooting preserves and resorts, game bird production, fishing resorts and outdoor experience companies.

Park Manager
Park Management and Conservation

You will combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and managerial factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. You will prepare to manage local, state and national parks or city parks and recreation departments with options in park management, interpretation, law enforcement, ranger, outdoor enterprise management and recreation business.

Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

You will integrate management practices of wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, hotel/ restaurant operations and business with “in-the-field” outdoor skill experiences. You will be trained in professional operational management for hunting/shooting preserves and resorts, game bird production, fishing resorts and outdoor experience companies.

Hunting Lodge Manager
Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

You will integrate management practices of wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, hotel/ restaurant operations and business with “in-the-field” outdoor skill experiences. You will be trained in professional operational management for hunting/shooting preserves and resorts, game bird production, fishing resorts and outdoor experience companies.

Farm Manager
Agribusiness

You will develop an understanding of management, marketing and finance as well as the relationship of agribusiness to the larger economy. You can even choose to major in international agribusiness or food industry economics.

Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Agricultural Technology Management

You will prepare for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries. Your focus may include food processing systems, soil and water management, power and machinery systems, electrical systems and electronics, environmental management or agricultural building systems.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Public Gardens Director
Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Urban Forester
Horticulture

You will apply the science and art of growing plants to intensive food production, aesthetic value or environmental improvement. Your option can be in golf course management, fruits/ vegetables, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape and turf management, landscape design, horticulture therapy, public horticulture, sports turf operations, and horticultural science.

Park Management and Conservation

You will combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and managerial factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. You will prepare to manage local, state and national parks or city parks and recreation departments with options in park management, interpretation, law enforcement, ranger, outdoor enterprise management and recreation business.

Environmental Specialist
Agricultural Technology Management

You will prepare for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries. Your focus may include food processing systems, soil and water management, power and machinery systems, electrical systems and electronics, environmental management or agricultural building systems.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Park Management and Conservation

You will combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and managerial factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. You will prepare to manage local, state and national parks or city parks and recreation departments with options in park management, interpretation, law enforcement, ranger, outdoor enterprise management and recreation business.

Chemical Applications Specialist
Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Field Test Analyst
Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

Production Agronomist
Agricultural Economics

You will study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. This can include consumer demand, marketing, agricultural finance, price analysis, commodity futures marketing, natural resource economics or agricultural policy. You can specialize in quantitative studies, business/farm management or the speciality option of your choice, such as pre-law, natural resources or pre-vet.

Agricultural Technology Management

You will prepare for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries. Your focus may include food processing systems, soil and water management, power and machinery systems, electrical systems and electronics, environmental management or agricultural building systems.

Agronomy

You will 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. You can specialize in soil and environmental science, business and industry, consulting and production, range management and plant science/biotechnology.

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