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Why Choose Agriculture?

Over the next decade there will not be enough agriculture graduates to meet the expected growth in jobs.

Agriculturalists are in great demand because of the big issues confronting the world.

  • Food production and security:  The world’s growing population needs Agriculturalists and Horticulturalists to insure a healthy food supply. 
  • Energy production and management: Farms are the site of both energy use and Biofuel production.
  • The environment: Horticulturalists and Agriculturalists view the land as an important natural resource that needs to be conserved for the future.

The Agriculture Department at Eastern Kentucky University has positioned its programs to address these issues. Our programs emphasize scalable production, environmental stewardship, efficient energy management, economic development, modern livestock production, current animal and veterinary science practices, and service to the community.

Visit Academic Programs to view all EKU Agriculture degree options. 

Agriculture graduates have found success in a wide spectrum of opportunities in agribusiness, government agencies, agriculture education instruction, finance, livestock operations, research, landscaping, sales, turf grass management, fruit and vegetable production. We are small enough to care for you as an individual, but large enough to provide every career opportunity.

Click here to learn more about employment opportunities for college graduate in agriculture.

"Opportunities within the Ag department are building our next generation of agriculturalists."
-Emily Holliday, Class of 2019

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