Are you interested in how science is applied to crops to help feed and fuel our global society? From earth to air and water, agronomists focus on the sustainability of the environment while producing food, feed, fuel and bio-products. Agronomy is the study of soils and plants, the practice of field crop production, and the management of land and water resources.
Our Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Agronomy opens a world of opportunity by teaching you how to manage land for crop production, and giving you the chance to learn about soil and landscape fundamentals, soil and water management, cropping systems, crop physiology and the biology of seed plants. This program shows you how agronomy is practiced around the world, but focuses especially on Western Canada.
Graduates have pursued rewarding careers in the crop protection, fertilizer or seed industry, crop consulting, or with grain companies, agribusinesses, government agencies and teaching institutions. Others have applied their skills and knowledge to their family farm, or started an agronomy business of their own. Specific job titles include:
Research on Your Doorstep
At the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm in Carman, MB, researchers and students work to improve current Prairie crops and develop new plant varieties. Our Glenlea Research Station is home to the longest-running organic cropping program in Western Canada.
Gain valuable work experience through summer jobs or cooperative education postings with industry, government, and the farming profession. Develop practical skills in your area of study while earning money to help finance your education.
A Bright Future
If you want a job in the agriculture industry, you’ll get one. By November of the program’s fourth year, several companies will have already hired the top students set to graduate the following spring.
Make the most of international study opportunities in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India.
Finance Your Education
The Faculty, industry and other partners offer many scholarships and bursaries, including the Manitoba Seed Growers Association Award.
We are located in one of the most important crop production centres in Canada, and our faculty are experts in their chosen field.