Department of Crop Sciences

Horticultural Food Systems

Develop a strong foundation in plant sciences with special emphasis in horticultural fruit and vegetable crop systems in urban and local food systems.
Did You Know...

There are over 20 programs for undergraduates to study abroad in Crop Sciences!

  • Education topics include: plant sciences, fruit and vegetable production, soils, urban agriculture, and plant nutrition.
  • Students are encouraged to study abroad with our HORT 298 course, which focuses on horticultural production abroad.
  • Students are prepared for graduate studies leading to careers in research, extension, and education.
  • Graduates pursue careers as entrepreneurs in urban and local food systems, greenhouse or farm managers, crop consultants, crop production specialists, and horticultural educators.

Career Opportunity: Greenhouse Production Manager, Living Water Farms

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Tess Zehr

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