Conservation Agronomist

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

You will graduate with a unique combination of agronomy, natural resources and environmental science coursework that includes hands-on soil health testing. Gain the expertise and knowledge to bridge the gap between production agriculture and environmental concerns to assist farmers in being effective producers of clean water and healthy soil. Cross-training experiences of the program include studies in sociology and psychology and real-world collaboration assisting other students in forming watershed communities.

You will also learn watershed ecology concepts, typical watershed structure and how watersheds work in size and over time. Learning about natural and human-induced changes in watersheds helps provide you with problem-solving skills to mitigate adverse effects on our environment. As a graduate you have the option of transferring to a four-year college to pursue a conservation management degree.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 66
Locations: Calmar, Online
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,477*

There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

Financial Aid Info
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years.
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The Conservation Agronomist program currently has transfer agreements in place with the institution(s) listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Rachel Uhlenhake
Agriculture Instructor

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  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8111
  • Location: Dairy Center