Agronomy

Agronomy, Lee French

EMPHASIS OF PROGRAM

SMSU’s Bachelor of Science in Agronomy prepares students for successful professional careers in agriculture and related science. Increasing global food/fuel demands have created a real need for technologically-advanced crop production systems that are profitable and environmentally sustainable. SMSU’s Agronomy Program emphasizes a balanced and interdisciplinary curriculum to meet environmental and economic needs of the future. Agronomy students will study topics designed for modern agriculture including natural science, crop production, soil fertility, Arc GIS, precision agriculture and pest management. Internships and participation in SMSU’s undergraduate research conference create opportunities for agronomy students to have hands-on experience and skill-building in experimental design. Additional engaging lab studies are supported by the SMSU_Ag Field Trials located minutes from campus.

Where You Belong!

FACILITIES

The Program is housed in the School of Agriculture. Facilities include a 10 acre research plot, greenhouse, six teaching/research laboratories, a GIS lab and an on-campus 40-acre Wildlife Area.

AGRICULTURE@SMSU.EDU

The Ag industry surrounds the campus for many miles and is the heart of the regional economy offering students an ideal setting to pursue a career in agriculture. Vibrant relationships with industry provide critical support for SMSU Ag programs in many ways including scholarships and sharing expertise through volunteerism. Across campus SMSU students, faculty, staff and administration create a warm atmosphere “Where You Belong!”

SCHOLARSHIPS

Agriculture@SMSU.edu offers an array of academic scholarships thanks to the generosity of SMSU Alumni, SMSU Farm Seminar donors, our regional Ag partners and SMSU faculty. Prospective Ag students benefit from ag-related scholarships as they enter into their course of study at SMSU. Additionally, there are many scholarships for returning students as well. For more information regarding scholarships available to prospective Ag students email Agriculture@SMSU.edu.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SMSU’s BS in Agronomy provides pathways for rewarding careers in the agriculture and food industries. Former students are gainfully employed in permanent positions such as crop consultants, crop insurance adjusters, graduate school researchers, Agronomists, farm managers, and conservation officers. Graduates with an Agronomy BS are in very high demand by employers.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Agronomy - Office

Office of Agronomy
CH 129
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street * Marshall, MN 56258

ACADEMIC COMMONS

The Academic Commons is a study center located in IL 224. Students are invited to study, meet friends, and seek assistance with coursework.

Our Mission is to create enhanced opportunities for learning by bringing an array of student academic support services together in a central, visible, and academically-identified location to facilitate seamless access to services for SMSU students and education resources for the wider community.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Complete Application
  • $20 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript(s)
  • ACT or SAT Test Scores

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Rank in the upper half of graduating class
  • or
  • Score a composite of 21 or above on the ACT or 990 on the SAT

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