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Agronomists

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What would happen if farmer’s fields didn’t grow according as planned? How would America get it’s precious food? Thank goodness for agronomist’s. Agronomist work hard work hard to make sure a farmer’s fields are at the peak of their performance. Agronomist’s work with crops, soils, and improving the environment (Agronomy.org).
“Everyday, everyone is affected by agronomy. The food you eat, the coffee you drink, the ethanol-based gas in your car, the grass on the golf course, the natural fibers of the clothing you wear-are all products of agronomy and the work of agronomists.”(Illinois State University) An agronomist even finds the best way to plant and harvest any source of food. Agronomy is a science in which an agronomist views agriculture in an integrated perspective.(Agronomy.org)
The education for an agronomist is a four year bachelor degree at a university. There are many agricultural universities throughout Illinois such as University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There are many out of state as well such as Purdue University, Texas A&M, and Iowa State University. The cost of these schools are not cheap. They range from eight thousand dollars to twenty-nine thousand dollars per year. There also grants available from SARE and the USDA for agriculture students to help pay for these expenses. An agronomist must also renew their agronomy certification every two years (Agriculture Purdue).
An agronomist must partake in many classes. Agriculture is a big part of an agronomists work so he/she must enroll in lots of agricultural classes. Also an agronomist must be interested in sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics. As well as science a...

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