• Combine a passion for agriculture and meteorology. Use climatological and meteorological data and techniques to solve agricultural problems like crop production, soil moisture, moisture stress, and migration of pests.


  • Become an expert in crop physiology, ecology, and management; forage quality and utilization; seed production and physiology; weed biology and control. Our emphasis is on corn, soybeans, oats, and forages. Students also have the option of specializing in seed or weed science.


  • Plant Breeding is the genetic improvement of crop plants through the study and application of genetics, statistics, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, and related sciences.

    • Maize
    • Soybean
    • Sorghum
    • Sunflower
    • Other crops in conjunction with the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station.

    An advanced degree in plant breeding offers tremendous job opportunity: 

  • Get advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques to address environmental and agricultural problems facing our global community. Students majoring in Soil Science will select one of the following areas of specialization: