Crop and Soil Intern

Crop and Soil Science

Program Overview

The Crop and Soil Science major at UW-River Falls teaches the production of food, fiber and energy as well as promotes the understanding of the role of soils in agricultural production and sustaining our environment. Three options are available for students to choose from in order to focus their academic studies:

  • Crop Science: emphasizes plants and their use to produce safe and affordable food for human consumption, feed for animals and fiber and energy for everyday needs.
  • Soil Science: explores the role of soils and provides knowledge for making economically and environmentally sustainable soil use and management decisions.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: teaches economically viable agricultural systems that promote land productivity, energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and rural community viability.

Highlights of the Crop and Soil Science Major

  • Our two laboratory farms offers extensive hands-on experience for students in the crops and soils major.

  • Successful crop and soil judging teams in addition to educational travel opportunities provide students with professional development and networking.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of crop science, soil science and sustainable agriculture and be able to use that knowledge to address relevant problems.
  • Use field and laboratory equipment to research and solve real-world problems.
  • Learn to effectively communicate agronomic information to both technical and general audiences.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the crop and soil science field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.

Potential Job Titles

  • Agronomist
  • Crop Specialist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist


  • AgSource Cooperative Services
  • CHS, Inc.
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • USDA-NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • Winfield Solutions


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