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General Agriculture

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, this major will expose students to the breadth of agriculture.  Students will take classes in agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, agriculture education, animal science, horticulture, and soil science.  For elective courses, students will be able to choose electives across agricultural areas or may wish to focus on an area, such as those listed above.

According to “The Future of Food and Agriculture – Trends and Challenges” report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2017 areas of needed expertise from future agricultural graduates include global trade and food policy, climate change, food losses and food waste, transboundary pests and disease, governance for food and nutrition security, and agricultural productivity and innovation.  Thus, this major is a foundation to address the transdisciplinary opportunities and challenges of 21st century agriculture and food systems.

student working in a field with horses
student working with goats
students seeding plug trays in greenhouse
two students working with a power saw

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Natural Resources Conservation Specialist
Rural Development Specialist
Plant and Animal Inspector
Outdoor Recreation Manager
Ag Extension Educator
Farm Services Agent
Farm or Ranch Manager
Horticulturalist
Ag Sales and Service Representative
Food Waste Manager
Environmental Science Teacher
Many more...


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dr. Nicole Wagner
Office: AG 215
(512) 245-3275
nwagner@txstate.edu