Ag. Scientist

Agricultural sciences include research and development on:

The three terms are often confused. However, they cover different concepts:

  • Agriculture is the set of activities that transform the environment for the production of animals and plants for human use. Agriculture concerns techniques, including the application of agronomic research.
  • Agronomy is research and development related to studying and improving plant-based crops.

Ag. Scientist Salary / Degree Requirements

$58,610 per year, and $28.18 per hour
  • Prerequisites: Minimum grade point average and standardized test scores; strong college-level math and communications foundation
  • Program Specializations: Agricultural engineering or microbiology, among others
  • Other Requirements: Fieldwork