Dordt University

Real Agriculture

Located in the epicenter of agriculture, Dordt University is the best fit for anyone looking to pursue agriculture from a Christian perspective.

Real Faith

At Dordt, you will be surrounded by a community that will help you grow in your faith. Each class is intentionally taught from a Christian perspective and will prepare you to enter the workforce as a Christian leader.

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Program Options

  • General agriculture emphasis
  • Agri-business emphasis
  • Animal science emphasis
  • Biotechnology emphasis
  • Missions emphasis
  • Plant science emphasis

As an agriculture major, you’ll also take Core Program courses that help you broaden your view of agriculture.

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A Top Midwest Regional University

Dordt University is the highest-ranked university in Iowa, according to the "Regional Universities (Midwest)" ranking by 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Dordt is the highest-ranked institution within the Great Plains Athletic Conference as well.

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“Dordt’s ag program pushes students to see the world from a stewardship perspective, which helps students to not only learn the concepts they need for their future but understand exactly why they need to be learning the information they are being taught. Nothing is without purpose.”

—Gretchen Lee, agriculture student

Sample Courses

As a Dordt agriculture major, you’ll not only learn about plants and livestock, but also the business and economic side of the industry. You’ll gain knowledge in production, processing, distribution, marketing, and more.

Agriculture Genetics

A lab and classroom-based course on how the role of genetic change in agriculture production has been, and will continue to be, an influential part of yield, quality, and efficiency of production.

Agroecosystems Analysis

A field-based course in which students visit eight or more agroecosystems and work in teams to understand them, analyze them, and reflect on their sustainability.

International Business Strategy

Learn about entering the international marketplace. Emphasis on factors associated with trade in food and agricultural products between countries.

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About Dordt

Dordt offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs, 12 pre-professional programs, an honor's program, and several off-campus study opportunities.

Outside of academics, you can also participate in optional campus ministry activities, including chapel, student-led praise and worship nights, small groups, and more.

We also have scholarship opportunities available for athletics, music, and theatre!

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"I served as the lead ambassador for the agriculture department and assisted with many events. I was able to go to the World Food Prize, National FFA Convention, and Iowa State FFA Convention representing Dordt. I was also in the Ag Club and Trapshooting Club. During the school year, I worked on a local farm a few days per week, and during the summer, I interned at a diverse vegetable production farm in New Jersey, a hog production farm in North Carolina, and a ranch in Idaho!"

—Georgia Lucas, agriculture graduate
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Agriculture Stewardship Center

Surrounded by fields and only three miles from campus, Dordt's Agriculture Stewardship Center is available for students to use regularly.

With several classrooms, a high bay for housing and repairing farm machinery, a welding lab, and more, students get hands-on experiences where other programs might only offer classroom learning.

Dordt's agriculture program uses this facility regularly for class sessions, student research, livestock production, and animal care.

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Dordt, a Christian university in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been ranked a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report and Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education. Dordt draws students from all over the country and the world. Dordt’s top majors include education, business, engineering, agriculture, and nursing. As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.