Worldwide, the number of mouths to feed is growing, but food production creates great stress on the environment and climate. It’s the job of agronomists to find ways to provide people with a nutritious diet, while improving the environment and mitigating climate change. It’s a big challenge! Agronomy is the science and practice of growing plants that feed the world and doing it in a way that improves the planet. Our students, staff, and faculty conduct research, teaching, and Extension on ways to produce crops that feed the world, while promoting biodiversity, building soil, improving water resources and sequestering carbon.
With expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment, you can address the U.S. priorities of food security, sustainable energy, and environmental quality. Graduates in these professional specialties not only provide answers and leadership to meet these growing challenges in the United States, but also exert global leadership in providing sustainable and organic food systems, clean and abundant water resources, and renewable energy to a world with a growing population and changing climate. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment and encourage you to join us as we create a better world.
Moore Hall 351 Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm
Feb. 20 Dr. John Grabber: Interseeding Corn and Alfalfa
Feb. 27 Dr. Heather White: Dairy Hub Talk
March 5 Dr. Chris Kucharik: Water Quality/Weather
April 2 Dr. Kim Kidwell: Plant Breeding and Engagement in Science
April 30 Aubrey Streit Krug from the Land Institute
Dr. Cristine Morgan – Watch here