Agronomy Grows Here

Agronomy at Purdue University provides global leadership in plant genetics, plant physiology, soil and water sciences, and meteorology to enhance the quality of life through agronomic education that results from discovery, education, and engagement.

Why Agronomy?

Agronomy is the core of all agricultural sciences. The management of soil and water, with a view to achieving production of high yielding varieties is exclusively an agronomic domain. Among all the variances in agriculture, agronomy occupies a pivotal position. Similar to agriculture, agronomy is an integrated and applied aspect of different disciplines of pure sciences.



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Purdue University 2023 College of Agriculture Ranking
Purdue’s College of Agriculture rises in national and international rankings

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture has been recognized as the #3 college of agriculture in North America and #5 in the world in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

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Against a black backdrop, three dozen egg carton are neatly arranged to surround many loose brown eggs
Butcher Block adds eggs from chickens fed orange corn

The Boilermaker Butcher Block’s selections will now include farm fresh eggs laid by Purdue...

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Different varieties of rice growing in a field
Machine-learning model demonstrates effect of public breeding on rice yields in climate change

Climate change, extreme weather events, unprecedented records in temperatures and higher, acidic...

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Gebisa Ejeta in a field
Ejeta to receive Purdue University’s highest award from President Chiang

Last October, 2009 World Food Prize Winner Gebisa Ejeta received the highest scientific honor...

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Haley Rogers
Former Retail Manager Uses Purdue’s Agronomy e-Learning Classes to Help Her Manage Her Family’s Agricultural Construction Business

Learning the science behind farming helped Haley adapt to a new role in her family-owned...

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Ag distinguished Alumni 2024
The College of Agriculture awards six alumni to the ranks of Distinguished Ag Alumni

The College of Agriculture recognized six alumni at the Distinguished Agricultural Alumni award...

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Alumni Close-Up: Applying Science to Feed the Globe

Alexis Ellicott's future in international agriculture became crystal clear upon meeting...

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