Agriculture is the backbone of America’s economy and food base. Combining the arts of science with practicality, agriculture includes the many components of cultivating the soil, growing and livestock, and providing products that feed, fuel, and cloth the world. In Minnesota, agricultural production provides close to $57.5 billion in revenue while supporting 147,000 jobs. In terms of scale, Minnesota ranks 5th in the nation in agricultural production and eight in livestock production.
As a Riverland Community College Agricultural Sciences student, you will learn how to feed the world. Our programs fully integrate the concepts of crops, animals, weeds, precision agriculture, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and plant breeding and genetics.
This would be a great program if you:
The many degrees and certificates offered at Riverland Community College will allow you to begin your career in this exciting field, forge unique relationships with our many industry partners, and allow you to easily transfer to a four-year institution of your choice or enter the growing demand for qualified agricultural leaders!
Riverland Community College is home to the Center for Agriculture and Food Science Technology space, the Agricultural Science classroom, and a state-of-the-art research collaboration farm “Sustainable Answer Acre” near Lansing, Minnesota.
Whether your preference is working in an office, tractor, laboratory, and in a rapidly expanding environment, you are sure to find a career of your dreams in agriculture! Many students and graduates of our programs pursue careers in the following fields:
For careers, our Agricultural Science students and majors receive jobs as an: