Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Education: Agriculture and Life Sciences Education

Agriculture and life sciences education at Iowa State is a blend of professional development, technical agriculture, and general education courses that prepares you for leadership positions in education or agribusiness. Agriculture and life sciences education is very diverse. It includes all aspects of sciences related to animal science, agricultural research, business management, communications, finance, food and fiber production and processing, international trade, marketing, mechanics, natural resource management, plant and soil science, product development, public policy, sales, wildlife, and more.

Non-teaching careers include:

4-H Youth or Agricultural Extension Agent

  • administration of public relations programs
  • sales and service
  • government agencies, (SCS, ASCS, FmHA, etc.)
  • public service organizations (i.e., Farm Bureau, livestock / crop commodity boards)
  • Peace Corps, agricultural missionary, or similar work with other international agencies

We believe agriculture is a fundamental yet rapidly changing industry which is anchored in applied science technology, sound business principles, vigorous individual and community leadership and sustained stewardship of natural and human resources.

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  The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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