With the recent projection in yearly increase in agricultural jobs from 2020 by 60,000 a lot of persons developed interest in the field, in order to assist in preparing potential applicants who, wish to study in any of the top agricultural colleges in US, we were able to compile this list looking into the research capacity of each institutions agricultural schools, their teaching methods.
1. California Polytechnic State University
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
This institution is very unique in its wine and horticultural program; its agricultural programs is centered on research. It programs are as follows Horticulture and Crop Science, Food Science and Nutrition, and Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering etc.
2. California State University
Location: Chico, California
Its college of agriculture combines its program with research, and their programs are Agricultural Business, Crops, Horticulture & Land Resource Management, and Animal Science. It also has a farm where they produce where researches and teaching in organic dairy, beef, sheep, swine, aqua phonics, greenhouses and irrigation training.
3. Penn State University
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
This institution is a land grant university, it offers programs in 9 departments which includes Ecosystem Science and Management, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Entomology etc. and it also has 18 post graduate programs. Its program runs across it 9 campuses and online.
4. University of Minnesota
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
This institution through its research laboratories have benefitted the city greatly, it offers 14 undergraduates, 13 graduate and over 25 minors in agriculture and two pre professional programs in Pre-health science and pre-veterinary medicine. Its major research features in the area of fish, food, forest, agriculture, economics etc.
5. North Dakota State University
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
This institution is home to a top 4 beef and cattle complex, through its Beef and cattle research Centre. It awards scholarship to her students. Its offers 19 programs in the field of agriculture.
6. Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
This university ranks among the first universities in the world in Agricultural and biological engineering in US News and world report.
7. Virginia Polytechnic University
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
This institution has 12 departments in the field of agriculture which includes Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise; Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science; Biological Systems Engineering, and Dairy Science. Some of its programs are highly ranked.
8. Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas
This institution boosts of 100 diverse programs in the field of agriculture, in her 14 departments, it has many research centers’ like Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, Leach Teaching Gardens, and Center for Coffee Research.
9. University of Illinois
Location: Urbana, Illinois
This university is ranked among the top 30 universities in the world, it has 10 programs in the field of agriculture, some programs of studies are as follows Crop Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, Technical Systems Management.
10. University of Maryland
Location: College Park, Maryland
This university started its agricultural program in 1865, this institution is unique in its program in that her students complete their courses two in china, and come back to complete the remaining two years in the university. Its program includes Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science, Nutrition & Food Science, Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Management, Plant Science, and Turf-grass & Golf Course Management.
Programs in any of the top agricultural colleges in US, can make you self-reliant as every institution here trains you in academics and experience.