Agriculture

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Agribusiness Management

Agriculture Energy Systems Management

Agronomy, Soils & Natural Resources

Animal Science

Vo-Ag Preparation

Technical Agriculture, Agriculture Systems Management

Technical Agriculture, Agribusiness Management

Minor in Agriculture

Minor in Soils

Degree Options

B.S. in Agriculture with options in:

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Energy Systems Management
  • Agronomy, Soils and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science

A.A.S. in Agriculture with options in:

  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Animal Science

Minor with options in:

  • Agriculture
  • Soils

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Who Would be Interested in Agriculture?

Students who:

  • Want to be part of the solution to the world's biggest problems
  • Enjoy the outdoors and want to be connected to nature
  • Are interested in a field with a good job outlook
  • Have a broad view of the world yet understand the importance of specific knowledge
  • Prefer to have hands-on experience along with solid academic training

Why Agriculture?

  • Agriculture accounts for about 20% of the US economy
  • Projections indicate there will not be enough graduates in Agriculture to meet the demand
  • The faculty in the department are committed to the professional growth and development of our students
  • Classes are small and students often speak of the family atmosphere

While fewer people work directly in production activities, many options and opportunities exist for graduates such as:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Agricultural Services
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Graduate Studies
  • Internships are also available with a wide array of employers

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to this Program?

There is no need to have a farm background! Students may select any of the Agriculture options upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Agency Manager, Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Graduate Student, University of Kentucky
  • Marketing Manager for Beef & Dairy, Neogen Corp.
  • Teacher, Kentucky School System
  • Loan Officer, Ag Finance

How Do I Get More Information?

www.agriculture.eku.edu
Contact Dr. John Settimi, Department of Agriculture Chair
john.settimi@eku.edu
(859) 622-2228

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

www.agriculture.eku.edu/scholarships

  • Agriculture Alumni Scholarship
  • Mid-America Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship
  • Dwight G. Barkley Scholarship
  • Bige Isaacs Memorial Scholarship
  • Combs, Charles C. & Betty C. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Glenn W. Hayes Endowed Scholarship
  • Cecil B. and Hazel S. Clark Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Agriculture Department Farm Credit Freshman Scholarship