The Ag Science Dept. is happy to announce the addition of a third degree option, an Associate of Science in Crop Production. The degree is fully articulated with The University of Arizona's Bachelor of Science in Crop Production, Agronomy Option.
The department is continuing to work with research specialist, industry leaders, and University academia to develop advanced courses and degrees that meet the needs of the community and industry.
A student majoring in ag science will find an array of career options upon graduation, here are a few areas of interest in Yuma county:
Career Opportunities in Agricultural Science
Pest Control Advisor (PCAs): Licensed professional production consultants who serve agriculture and horticulture producers. PCAs specialize in pest management, but they are also an important resource to producers in a wide range of production concerns related to plant health. PCA specialties are diverse and may help maintain highway vegetation; assist in pest-free greenhouses, golf courses, turf and landscape; or ensure the growth of healthy, abundant food for the nation.
Sales and Marketing Representatives: A valuable link in the production supply chain. In the ag industry, sales representatives are seen as business partners providing quality chemical, seed, and equipment inputs to producers. Marketing Representatives ensure superior food and fiber products are contracted, grown, sold, and shipped per buyer standards.