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Career Spotlight: Agronomy Spotlight

In Southwest Minnesota, it’s almost common knowledge to know the current price of corn or what a combine is. It’s natural to want to continue agriculture after spending most of your time on a farm growing up. However, agriculture is a changing industry, constantly pushing innovation and faster, smarter technology. At the 2017 Career Institute, Technology & Trades on the Prairie offers students a hands-on sneak peek into the world of agriculture with one of today’s biggest technology innovations, drones. The use of drones is playing a critical role in agriculture. Students will have the chance to learn how to operate a drone and discover their increasing value to agricultural production from current professionals in the industry.

Farmers with drone on field

Choosing a career in agriculture can have many benefits. Plant scientists or agronomists, research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products. Like many careers in agriculture, agronomy can be very rewarding. Agronomists play a key role in maintaining and expanding the nation’s food supply. They do so by conducting lab experiments, field research, and studying soil composition. Plant scientists can take the information collected and directly apply it to improve the quality, quantity and safety of food.

Sound interesting to you? Apply for our 2017 Career Institute and not only get to fly a drone, but explore a career in agriculture today.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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