About This Minor
The Agronomy minor at Utah State University's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, provides students with an understanding of plant and soil sciences, pest management, forage production, and other agronomy-related topics.
What You Will Learn
Students will acquire knowledge in a variety of agronomy-related areas, such as field cropping systems, forage production and pasture management, pest management principles and practices, soil science, turfgrass management, soil and water conservation, vegetable production, and soil microbiology, among others.
Career And Outcomes
- Soil Scientist
- Crop Consultant
- Farm Manager
- Extension Agent
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