Academics & Agronomics

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The eKonomics team supports continual learning and education to expand your knowledge in the field. Whether you’re a farmer, agronomist, scientist or crop advisor, there is always more to learn about this industry that is constantly growing and evolving.

For those looking to deepen their understanding of crop nutrition and soil fertility, this list of eKonomics-approved educational institutions are some of the top institutions contributing to the research and teachings that continually push the industry forward.

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences. As a land-grant institution, we are committed to preparing our students to make a difference, wherever their careers take them; stretching the frontiers of science to find solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges; and, through Purdue Extension and engagement programs, helping the people of Indiana, the nation and the world improve their lives and livelihoods.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is dedicated to solving real-world problems in the agricultural, environmental, and human sciences to produce a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone.

“Transforming agriculture for a better world”

Everything we do at Olds College is done to advance all aspects of the agriculture industry. By transforming the agriculture industry, we will make the world a better place. All of our programs and actions align to our social purpose. It is the why behind everything we do.

We are committed to responsibly caring for the environment while finding solutions to meet the demands of a hungry and growing world.

The College of Biology and Agriculture was originally organized to give students a general understanding of the fundamental principles of plant and animal life and their relationship to the world in which they live. In addition, the college facilitated agricultural research, production, marketing, and an understanding of how scientific and technological developments had a solid foundation in the basic sciences.

Students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are provided a broad-based education that includes coursework in communications; biological, physical, and social sciences; humanities; and technical subject matter.

Upon graduation students find diverse career opportunities because of the well balanced education they have received as undergraduates. Opportunities for graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences include: agribusiness and industry, production agriculture, biological and environmental sciences, value-added processing, natural resource management, rural development, public agencies, education, animal and human health professions, and graduate studies.


Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB) graduates can find rewarding careers in a variety of agricultural, environmental, and industrial businesses. Technologists focus on managing, operating, and troubleshooting technology systems (rather than engineering design) by applying their knowledge of technology and business applications. This hands-on curriculum teaches students to manage equipment and machinery, biological processes, computers, computer simulations, and other technologies to create and maintain current and new production systems.

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has come a long way since Virginia Tech’s modest beginnings as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1872.

Today’s college adapts to society’s expectations and needs by focusing its resources and efforts on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for debilitating diseases.

The mission of the College of Agriculture is to develop human capital at the undergraduate and graduate levels to support agriculture, agriculturally related industries, natural resources management, education and research. In doing so, the College of Agriculture educates people for productive lives that contribute to agriculture, society and to the economic competitiveness of Kansas.

The mission of Cameron University’s Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences is to provide high-quality instruction to students at the undergraduate level using a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes active learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

The department is committed to research and scholarly activities that advance, integrate, broaden, and communicate knowledge to our students and colleagues in the natural sciences. Our vision is to achieve excellence in education through the creative use of traditional and innovative instructional methods, technology, and research.

We are committed to expanding minds and inspiring purpose. The Ferguson College of Agriculture provides opportunities for you to gain knowledge in your major, as well as outside your major. Our passion is helping you embrace your potential, and giving you the tools to make the most of your education. As a land-grant institution, we work in collaboration with the OSU Extension and the OSU Ag Research to provide great breadth and exceptional quality in teaching, advising, research, extension and service.