Agronomy at ISU offers undergraduate programs that lead to degrees in five areas of emphasis ranging from agroecology to business to biotechnology. M.S. and Ph.D. programs are available in agricultural meteorology, agronomy (M.S. only), crop production and physiology, plant breeding, and six areas of specialization within soil science.
Faculty and staff are involved in research that builds the body of scientific knowledge, ranging from very basic molecular-level projects to applied, field-oriented projects. Agronomy Extension provides research-based educational programs in a variety of agronomic areas to support producers and agri-business professionals. The ultimate objective is to make crop production more efficient, more productive, and economically and environmentally sustainable.