Career Opportunities in Agronomy

Agronomy is an understanding of the principles of plant and soil science and an application of these principles in the production of crops. Commercial sector careers include positions in agricultural consulting companies, research and development with commercial companies, and farm and/or ranch management. Careers in county, state or federal agencies are in the areas of USDA, Cooperative Extension Service, Soil Conservation Service, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

Career examples:

  • Crop Consultant

  • Ag Research Technician

  • Geneticist/Plant Breeder

  • Field Scientist with Federal Agencies including USDA and BLM

  • Farm Manager

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For More Information

Dr. Ian Ray
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3 Q
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003
Phone: (575) 646-3405