October 31 - November 3, 2023
We are excited to welcome your FFA group to the beautiful campus of Purdue University, just an hour northwest of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll sign up for one of our free in-person campus tours, offered twice daily. Click the button below for exact tour times and information, and to register your group. Space is limited, so don’t wait!REGISTER FOR A 2023 PURDUE AGRICULTURE CAMPUS TOUR
If you are unable to visit Purdue during your time at the National FFA Convention & Expo, we invite you to schedule a campus visit at another time that includes a tour hosted by student Ag Ambassadors who are happy to answer your questions. Times and format (in-person or virtual) will vary in order to accommodate your schedule.
PURDUE AGRICULTURE MAJORS
Find your perfect fit among 31 Purdue Agriculture majors — the most majors among the highest-ranked agriculture colleges in the United States.
Learn business principles in finance, human resources, management, marketing, strategy and supply chain to meet global demands of the food and agricultural industries. Concentrations include Agribusiness Management, Agrifinance, Agrimarketing, Commodity Marketing, and Food Marketing.
Establish skills to utilize data, analyze information and help policy- and decision-makers shape the global agricultural economy. Concentrations in Applied Agricultural Economics, Data Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, and Policy & Pre-Law can lead to careers in law, government, consulting and more.
Learn best methods to teach at the front of high school classrooms, in training efforts for major companies or in informal youth/adult settings (including extension education). You’ll qualify for an Indiana Educator License (which is recognized in 40+ states) and gain essential leadership development skills.
Improve and refine technologies for the future of energy, food and water in a program with deep ties to the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering. You’ll be ready for careers in agriculture machinery, construction, forestry, hydraulics, precision or digital ag and more.
Develop environmentally sound, technology-driven systems for grain, machine and precision or digital agriculture industries. You’ll understand connections between infrastructure and agriculture products, and choose from concentrations in Agro-Security, Data & Information Systems and Leadership & Management.
Optimize agricultural practices in ways that help producers protect and manage their crops. Concentrations include Agronomic Business & Marketing, Crop & Soil Management, and International Agronomy. You can enjoy careers in field-production management, land-use management, seed and chemical sales, extension programming or other technical areas.
Explore genetics, nutrition, physiology, behavior and more in a hands-on program that can lead to careers in production, sales or research. Act on your inspiration to work with animals in the following concentrations: Animal Agribusiness, Animal Production & Industry, Behavior/Well-Being, Biosciences, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
Forecast weather patterns, predict extreme weather events, and offer input to help mitigate climate change threats to the environment. You can develop careers with government agencies, such as the National Weather Service or Department of Defense, environmental consulting firms or insurance/grain trading companies.
Explore life’s molecular foundations, build your passion for research and prepare for a variety of careers in biotechnology or life sciences. The program also can lead to graduate, medical, dental or veterinary school, with Pre-Medicine and Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentrations.
Solve challenges for pharmaceuticals, food production or biotechnology in a program where you’ll experience deep ties to the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering. Concentrations include Bioenvironmental Engineering, Cellular & Biomolecular Engineering, Food & Biological Process Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Process Engineering.
Learn how to modulate plant behavior in ways that maintain and improve their quality, such as better transport of nutrients and stronger response to water stress. The broad curriculum offers you diverse career options, including field agronomy, research support, sales and more.
Develop long-term strategies to reduce ecosystem pollution and consider careers in government agencies, consulting or agriculture. You can address environmental, energy, food and water challenges in a program with deep ties to the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.
Create a world in which foods and beverages are more accessible, safe, nourishing and great-tasting. Chemistry, biology, calculus and physics courses lay your foundation for advanced curriculum and potential careers in product development, ingredient functionality, food safety and more.
Enhance your biological, ecological, economic and social knowledge to manage terrestrial ecosystems. Get outside for hands-on work and consider careers in government, municipalities, private industry or consulting. Concentrations include Forest Management, Forest Science, Sustainable Biomaterials, and Urban Forestry.
Help feed the world and improve quality of life through the science of growing and caring for plants. You can pursue commercial careers or those in research, management, design and policy. Concentrations include Horticultural Production & Marketing, Landscape Contracting & Management, Landscape Design, Landscape Enterprise Management, Plant Science, and Public Horticulture.
Build your knowledge of insects and biology to help solve challenges related to ecosystems, diseases, endangered or invasive species, food security, education, medicine, genetics and criminal justice. Pursue careers in research, business, education, public health, law enforcement/government and more.
Create positive change in environmental management, policy and science in an interdisciplinary program with a basis in applied science. Concentrations include Climate & Energy Solutions, Emerging Environmental Challenges, Environmental Policy & Analysis, Environmental Quality & Restoration, Sustainability Science, and Watershed Management.
Build your knowledge of advanced genetic and breeding methods to optimize plant characteristics, including performance and yield. After graduation, you can perform research to enhance critical traits of plants or investigate technical careers in industry, government or academic environments.
Interested in plants but unsure which of our majors suits you? By starting here, you can take applicable courses, investigate options for plant-related majors in the College of Agriculture and explore career paths in research, design, landscape design, business, marketing and more.
Considering a career as a veterinarian but aren’t sure which academic major is your best fit? Start in this non-degree program. You can explore options within the College of Agriculture while taking courses in biology, chemistry and related sciences to start your career path.
Preserve the quality, safety and availability of these indispensable natural resources. A strong scientific curriculum emphasis maximizes your flexibility for careers in public or private industry — which include soil conservation, water systems management, environmental management and more.
Discover the future of evolving smaller-scale American agriculture, including organic and urban agriculture systems. This comprehensive program prepares you to manage low-input farming enterprises or to enter a wide variety of professional agricultural or environmental careers.
Learn the science and cultural management behind producing professional-level turf conditions on stadium athletic fields and golf courses. Business aspects let you pursue lawn landscape management or turf industry sales while science components can prepare you for graduate school.