Find your Agriculture future at UCM
Thrive in your career path with the opportunities and resources UCM’s Department of
- Real-world experiences: At UCM, we know the true value of your Agricultural education is in practical, hands-on
learning that gives you the ability to interact with various stakeholders and make
decisions. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put our modern equipment and technology
to use to demonstrate the techniques you’ve learned. When completing a degree, you’ll
even participate in an internship — our central location in Warrensburg makes it easy
to get to industry partners in Kansas City, rural areas and everywhere in between.
- Diverse facilities: Outside of our newly renovated classrooms, you’ll have access to UCM’s nearby facilities,
where you can conduct research or projects to satisfy any interest. These include
two UCM farms and a greenhouse — all within 5 miles of campus — as well as research labs and a dedicated
computer lab for our majors.
- Networking opportunities: Build an extensive network for connections you can leverage and nurture after graduation.
You may take part in one of five department-specific student organizations or other
student organizations related to business or education. Meet UCM Ag alumni at our
Homecoming Tailgate event, hear from industry and government professionals and join
us for our career fair focused on agriculture — all on-campus events. You may also
participate in off-campus trips to agriculture-related agencies and businesses.
- Expert faculty support: In small classes, you’ll get to know not only fellow students but also our expert
faculty. Grow through their innovative teaching methods and learn from their real-world
experience in agriculture production. They’re dedicated to your success and available
to assist with your academic and professional needs and goals.
What can you do with a degree in one of UCM’s Agriculture programs?
Agriculture impacts everyone, everywhere, making your training desirable to many organizations.
The strong foundation you get in all aspects of agriculture at the University of Central
Missouri positions you for careers in various industries, government agencies at all
levels or secondary education. Depending on your major, your opportunities may include:
- Sales representative for products such as feed, seed, chemicals, fertilizer, equipment,
veterinary pharmaceuticals and more
- Agricultural loan officer or originator
- Middle or high school agriculture or science teacher
- Golf course maintenance director
- Nursery manager
- Crop consultant
- Animal science researcher
- Extension agent
- Commodity broker, merchandiser or analyst
- Government policy maker
- Animal nutritionist
- USDA soil scientist
Many UCM graduates also earn an Agriculture degree to help expand or maintain their
family business or farm. Others go on to graduate school or veterinary medicine programs.
Undergraduate Majors and Minors
Experience UCM’s Department of Agriculture
If you’re a high school student or potential transfer student, experience UCM’s Department
of Agriculture in these events and others:
- FFA District Ag Contests: Join hundreds of fellow agriculture enthusiasts on UCM’s Warrensburg campus and farms
every year for contests related to livestock management and judging, farm management,
ag mechanics, soils, agronomy and more.
- Agriculture Field Day: See the research trials our students have been conducting to inspire your own ideas
or spark a new passion.
- Discover Agriculture Day: Visit our campus and tour our farms to discover what we can offer your college education
- Discover UCM Day: Meet with Agriculture faculty members and get your questions answered while experiencing
the UCM campus and community.