Agriculture at Dordt
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As a Dordt agriculture major, you’ll not only learn about plants and animals, but also the business and economic side of the industry. You’ll gain knowledge in production, processing, distribution, marketing, disposal, and more. At Dordt, we believe Christian agriculture looks like being a good steward of God's creation, caring for it wisely, and learning how it affects the world around us.
Study agriculture at Dordt, and you'll learn to be a disciple of Christ wherever God calls you to be in the ag industry. Graduate with a major in agriculture, and you'll have the chance to become an agronomist, farmer, ag teacher, livestock producer, agri-business manager, or start the journey to becoming a veterinarian.
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As an agriculture major you’ll take Core Program courses that lay a foundation upon which to build your career. Courses in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences will help you develop a comprehensive view of agriculture, regardless of your program emphasis.
There are many different opportunities within the agriculture program, including participating in hands-on labs, working at the Agriculture Stewardship Center (ASC), and internships available locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Agriculture Emphases
- General emphasis: for a variety of agricultural careers.
- Agri-business: for a business career in the agriculture industry, farm management, or related business fields.
- Animal science: for pre-veterinary programs, graduate school, and careers in livestock production or related services.
- Biotechnology: for biotechnology-related areas, including research.
- Missions: for working in agriculture on the mission field.
- Plant science: for graduate study or a career in agronomy, pest management, or horticulture.
- Other opportunities in Agriculture
- Agriculture education: for teaching agriculture at the high school level.
- Pre-veterinary program: for meeting the requirements of the school you’ll attend.
- Associate of agriculture or agriculture technology: two-year associate degrees that will help you move directly on to a hands-on job opportunity after graduation.