Plant Agriculture

Feeding, clothing, and fueling a growing population is a noble and honorable profession, securing the future for generations to come. If you have a green thumb and want to work in one of the most respected professions in the world, the following majors/concentrations will allow you to grow.

Agribusiness

Production

Prepares students to analyze many of the issues associated with the economics of agricultural production and its distinct characteristics.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agribusiness manager — median annual salary of $64,170
  • Agricultural economist — median annual salary of $65,480
  • Agronomy sales — median annual salary of $58,600
  • Loan officer — median annual salary of $63,400

Agronomy

Agricultural and Environmental Soil Science

Prepares students to understand problems encountered in soil including erosion and drought and to prescribe remedies that protect the environment.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agronomist — median annual salary of $58,600
  • Nursery/greenhouse manager — median annual salary of $46,520
  • Plant breeder — median annual salary of $76,150
  • Soil conservationist — median annual salary of $61,310

Agronomy

Integrated Pest Management

Prepares students to diagnose and treat insect pests, weeds, and plant diseases in an agricultural setting.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agronomist — median annual salary of $58,600
  • Crop consultant — median annual salary of $49,840
  • Farm insurance agent — median annual salary of $48,370
  • Territory sales manager — median annual salary of $63,600