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Agronomy and Soils at Auburn University:
Courses prepare Agronomy graduates for the chemical industry, producers of fertilizers, herbicides and other agricultural chemicals; farm-advisory agencies such as soil testing laboratories and other private consultants; public farm-advisory agencies such as the Agricultural Extension Service or the Soil Conservation Service; research agencies of corporations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, colleges and universities and State Agricultural Experiment Stations; turf grass industry and farming.
The Agronomy and Soils curriculum at Auburn University offers the student a wide range of opportunities. This curriculum allows for specialization by offering a Production Track, a Business Track, a Turf Management Track and a Science Track.
In addition to courses that are specific for the area of study (crop production, turf grass management, plant breeding, weed science, soil classification, land management, soil fertility and soil testing), Agronomy and Soils students take courses in such basic sciences as biology, chemistry, math, physics and computer science.
While at Auburn, students participate in many campus activities. An important one for the Agronomy and Soils major is the Agronomy Club. This organization offers students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other students, with faculty and with guest lecturers. It also provides tours of private businesses and research facilities in Alabama and neighboring states. Students also participate in intercollegiate soil judging contests, an activity in which Auburn teams have been consistent winners.