Agricultural Science Concentration Program - Riverland

Agricultural Science Concentration

Agricultural Science Concentration: Transforming Futures

Overview: Delve into Minnesota's vital agricultural industry with Riverland's Agricultural Science Concentration. With nearly 2 million family farms shaping rural America, agriculture offers abundant career prospects. Over 22 million Americans work in agriculture, creating 57,900 new jobs annually. Riverland's program equips you to meet this demand, preparing you to feed, fuel, and clothe the world.

Program Details: Earn an Associate of Arts in Agricultural Sciences, comprising 60 credits. Transferable to liberal arts bachelor's programs, this degree meets all 10 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas. Blend 44 general education credits with 16 core Agricultural Sciences credits. Explore biology, chemistry, mathematics, and composition, alongside agronomy, agribusiness, and precision agriculture.

Facilities and Resources: Riverland's Center for Agricultural and Food Science Technology offers cutting-edge resources, including a John Deere Combine Simulator and Robotic Seed Bed. Situated near industry giants like Hormel Foods, it's an ideal launchpad for your agricultural career.

Responsibilities: As an Agricultural Science graduate, you'll:

  • Enhance crop production
  • Diagnose agricultural pests
  • Design new hybrids
  • Analyze farm plans
  • Provide livestock care
  • Implement best practices
  • Engineer machinery
  • Educate future leaders

Wages and Opportunities: Agricultural Science majors can earn $30,000 to $50,000 upon graduation, with potential to reach $60,000 to $100,000. Gain hands-on experience through internships, with roles like Crop Scout Intern or Lab Technician. Notable employers include Archer-Daniels-Midland and Bayer Crop Sciences.

Scholarships: Explore scholarships like the David and Ollie Hagen Agriculture Scholarship and the Hormel Foundation Agriculture and Food Science Scholarship to support your education.

Get Involved: Engage with Riverland’s Agricultural and Food Science Technology Club for leadership opportunities and service projects. Join the Honors College, Phi Theta Kappa, or Riverland Student Senate to enhance your college experience.

Ready to Ignite Your Career in Agriculture? Seize the opportunity to shape the future of agriculture with Riverland's Agricultural Science Concentration. Fill out our contact form today to start your journey toward a rewarding and impactful career.

Last Updated: May 6, 2024

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