Plant and Environmental Sciences (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Our mission is to educate students in the agronomic sciences, which includes developing the science and technology to optimize the efficiency of agronomic crop production systems; document the ecological and economic sustainability of these technologies; and transfer this information to the agricultural community and students through Cooperative Extension and resident education programs. The programs linked to this mission respond to local, regional, national, and global problems.
Agronomy is the application of soil and plant sciences for sustainability in land management and crop production. Our agronomists are weed ecologists, livestock forage specialists, plant geneticists, and crop breeders. Study of agronomy is the perfect combination of pure science and practical application. Agronomists help feed the world.