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Agronomy Overview

The Rhodes State College Agronomy Certificate provides students with the skills in agronomy to support a career in this ever-changing field. Most local career opportunities in agriculture require agronomic knowledge and the ability to earn the Certified Crop Advisor certificate. The Agronomy certificate includes courses in soils, crop management, nutrient management and integrated pest management. The soils class discusses soil properties and formation from glaciation including drainage. Crop management evaluates cropping systems and environmental interactions affecting yield. Nutrient management assesses plant nutrient needs with the 4R program, Tri-State guidelines and best management practices and nutrient retention. Integrated pest management provides an understanding of economic and environmental aspects of controlling field pests. The courses utilize team learning and individual internships to integrate local and global information. Problem solving exercises and contemporary computer software are integrated into the courses based on input from local agricultural business.



  • 21st Century technology

  • High demand career field

  • Fits with northwest Ohio agriculture

  • Hones passion for Agriculture

  • Stepping stone to other Agriculture opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Agronomy retail sales, prescription farming technicians, farmers

Agronomy Plan of Study