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Crop and Soil Science

What is Crop and Soil Science? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science

What is Crop and Soil Science?

According to Google, Soil Science is "the branch of science concerned with the formation, nature, ecology, and classification of soils." The Crop Science Society of America describes crop scientists as being "at the intersection of plant and soil science and work to improve crops and agricultural productivity while effectively managing pests and weeds. They make this possible through the application of soil and plant sciences to crop production that incorporates the wise use of natural resources and conservation practices to produce food, feed, fuel, fiber, and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment." Together Crop and Soil Science are a part of Agricultural Sciences.

Crop and Soil Science - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Accountant Fisheries Biologist Peace Corps Representative
Advertising Manager Food Broker Pest manager
Animal Scientist Food Scientist Plant Scientist
Appraiser Forest Ranger Politician
Arboriculturist Fruit & Vegetable Grower Professor
Bioresource Engineer Geneticist Purchasing Manager
Business Owner Government Lobbyist Quality Assurance Specialist
Cell Biologist Government Program Manager Rancher
Community Development Specialist Grain Merchandiser Rangeland Scientist
Conservation Officer Grants Manager Research & Development Manager
Conservationist Human Resource Development Manager Research Technican
Consultant Journalist Research Economist
Consumer Information Manager Labor Relations Specialist Sales Representative
Cooperative Extension Agent Landscape Contractor Soil Scienist
Crop Scientist Landscape Designer Technical Writer
Customer Service Manager Microbiologist Toxicologist
Ecologist Molecular biologist Training Manager
Economist Natural Resource Interpreter Turf Manager/Producer
Educaitonal Specialist Natural Resource Policy Analyst Viticulturist
Environmental Lawyer Natural Resources Scientist Waste Management Specialist
Environmental Scientist Naturalist Water Quality Specialist
Export Sales Manager Nursery Grower Wholesale Manager
Farmer Outdoor Recreation Specialist Wildlife Biologist
Feedlot Manager Park Manager Wildlife Manager
Fire Scientist Pathologist Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Analytical Skills Independent Team Player
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Strong Initiative Thrive with Field Work
Enjoy Nature Strong Math & Science Background Understand Geology Concepts

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Student Job Listings - Through the Department of Crop and Soil Science.

Internship Job Opportunities - Through the Department of Crop and Soil Science.

Full Time Job Opportunities - Job opportunities in the field of agriculture that have come through the Crop and Soil Science office.

Higher Ed Job Site - For agriculture positions.

Far West Agribusiness Assocation Internship Portal - designed to connect students with Agribusiness internships in the expanding fields of agronomy, economics, public policy, and business for course credits and/or compensation as determined by Agribusiness retailer and respective colleges and universities.

Ag Careers


Elite Farmer

Farm and Ranch Jobs

Government Jobs


Overseas Jobs

Oregon Government Job Openings


Ag Call

Agricultural Labor Pool

Agriscape Careers

ConAgra Foods

For Farmers

Peace Corps

Natural Resource Job Search

Eco Jobs

Environmental Career Opportunities

Global Volunteer Network

US Forest Service

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Green Careers

Forage Information System

Professional Association Links

Crop Science Society of America

Soil Science Society of America

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Agriculture Resource Service

Agriculture & Applied Economics Association

Miscellaneous Links

Agriculture Library

Environmental Data Services

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