Agriculture Science

Agriculture Science

Your Future in Farming

Ready to take your passion for agriculture to the next level? Our Agriculture Science academy experience offers everything you need to succeed in this dynamic and growing industry – from class lectures and discussions led by experienced professionals, to hands-on activities that will give you a real taste of what it's like to work in agriculture. Whether you're looking to start your own farm, become a research scientist, or work in policy or education, this is the perfect way to jump start your future in agriculture.

Note: this academy meets online via WebLive / Zoom

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Available at:

AGS-113: Survey of the Animal Industry

AGA-114: Principles of Agronomy

AGB-133: Introduction to Ag Business

HIS-151: US History to 1877


Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or the nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Animal Scientist
$76,970

Health and Food Inspector
$74,500

Environmental Engineer
$76,050

Based on available Iowa salary data at www.bls.gov.

Kirkwood hosts one of the largest agriculture programs in the country. Transfer opportunities to Kirkwood's Agricultural Sciences department include degrees in ag-related business, parks and natural resources, landscape design, veterinary assisting, and more!

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.