The internship encourages students to get personal experience working within specific areas of agronomy to provide opportunities for students to apply agronomic principles they have learned in the classroom. Students can satisfy this requirement by working in an agronomic area for the equivalent of six months full time during summers or the school year. Students have fulfilled this requirement in the past by working for cooperatives, seed companies, chemical companies, crop consulting firms, farmers, government agencies, research projects, and others. Part-time work in agronomy during the school year can also help satisfy this requirement. Some students elect to take a semester off from their studies to pursue a longer internship lasting January through August or May through December.
AGRON 310. Professional Development in Agronomy: Work Experience. Cr. R. F.S.SS. Professional work experience in Agronomy. See adviser for departmental requirements. Satisfactory-fail only.
AGRON 311. Professional Internship in Agronomy. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Agron 110, Agronomy majors only, permission of instructor before internship begins. Wiedenhoeft. A supervised learning experience in a professional setting related to crop production, plant breeding, or soil science.
Opportunities to fulfill the internship requirement are found through personal contacts, the Agriculture Career Services Office, the Agronomy Club, and agronomy faculty.
Consult your adviser to determine exactly how you will fulfill the internship requirement.