Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Agriculture and Natural Resources department at Hawkeye offers several programs to launch your career in Iowa’s largest industry. If you love working with animals, horticulture, agriculture, or wildlife the programs in the Agriculture and Natural Sciences department are for you.

Many programs offer articulation agreements with Iowa State University, Upper Iowa University, and Northwest Missouri State University, so you can pursue a four-year degree.

Companies Need Ag Students

Iowa City Press Citizen | Christopher Doering, Gannett Washington Bureau

U.S. agriculture and food companies are struggling to attract enough workers, a problem the industry concedes is getting worse as innovation and growing demand for their products leads to the creation of thousands of new jobs.

Agribusinesses have been working for years to shed their stodgy and outdated image to help draw employees and stop the loss of highly qualified workers to other fields, such as engineering and financial services. Read more...


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