Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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"...Agriculture is much more than food production. It is also an industry where travel and understanding of other cultures is imperative due to all the trade and international politics that affect producers..." -- Melissa Yeast, Alumnus, Spring 2008
Agriculture - the United States' largest industry! 20% of the work force is employed in the production, marketing, transporting, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
A major in Agriculture provides a broad education including the physical, biological, social science, and technical aspects of agriculture.
Agriculture majors generally enter areas of work including business and industry; agricultural production; research, teaching or graduate studies; or government work as well as many more career fields.
- Agricultural and Natural Resource related sales, and /or public relations
- Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource commodity groups
- Governmental and Conservation agencies
- The Cooperative Extension Service
- Land use and appraisal
- International agriculture agencies
Why Choose Agriculture at WIU?
Students entering their junior year at WIU can participate in an internship in their chosen area of study, providing professional agricultural experiences in the operation and management of agricultural businesses or public or private agencies.
Some of Our Graduates
- Randy Grove, Illinois Agriculture Leadership Foundation
At a Glance
- Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb
- Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors, Teacher Certification, Graduate Studies
School of Agriculture
Knoblauch Hall 145
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1080
Fax: (309) 298-2280