Department of Crop Sciences

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Colby Silvert

Colby Silvert

ACES offers the support of a tight-knit community on a huge college campus filled with resources for its students. Before coming to the U of I, Canada was the only foreign country I had visited. Now, I have seen much of Latin America through studying abroad, I speak Spanish, and I am ready to see even more of the world.
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Stimulating careers. Flexibility. High starting salaries. Degree programs tailored to your interests. Multiple job offers. Recruiters who travel to find you. World-class researchers. Professors who take an interest in your future. A community atmosphere within a Big Ten campus. Exciting internships. High standards. Cross-functional opportunities. Just a few reasons why Crop Sciences should be your future destination.

Crop Sciences: A Rich Future

Our department offers five major areas of study covering plant breeding and genetics, plant protection, sustainable food and fuel production systems, bioinformatics/ molecular biology, and landscape stewardship.

When you pursue a career in crop sciences, you impact your world. Whether you are improving plants to meet the growing demand for the world’s food supply, learning how to manage diseases, insects and weeds, studying interactions between agriculture and our environment to enhance food and fuel production, interpreting life systems through biology, computer and information technology, or conserving, maintain and enhancing ecosystems, you are helping feed the world.

Crop Sciences: A Place to Grow