Crop and Soil Science Careers

Graduates from the Crop & Soil Sciences (CSS) program include professionals who monitor and work to improve water quality, develop environmentally acceptable methods for protecting crops from pests, breed and select crops for commercial use, advise municipalities on use of land resources, and producing quality turfgrass.

Job Responsibilities include:
Agronomy
Agribusiness
Crop production
Biotechnology
Farm management
Integrated pest management
International development
Soil conservation
Golf and sports turf management

Career Titles include:
Agronomist
Agronomy Production Specialist
Agronomy Sales
Assistant Superintendent
Biological Lab Technician
Crop Advisor
Crop Analyst
Crop Consultant
Crop Scout
Extension Agent
Facility Manager
Irrigation and Spray Technician
Lab Assistant
Lawn Care Technician
Operations Manager
Research Assistant
Soil Scientist
Sports Turf Manager
Territory Manager

Sampling of companies/organizations that have hired CSS grads:
Pioneer
Dow AgroSciences
Farm Service Agency
Colonial Farm Credit
Willow Oaks Country Club
CE Farms
Alpha Natural Resources
Meherrin Ag and Chemical
Tellus Agronomics
US Forest Service
VA Cooperative Extension
USDA-NRCS
San Diego Padres
Southern States
FW Rickard Seed Company
Trump National Golf Course
Baltimore County
Altria Client Services
Independence Golf Course