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Precision Agriculture (B.S.)

Help improve tomorrow's agricultural practices.

The Precision Agriculture major prepares students for careers that bridge the gaps between agronomy, agriculture machinery management, and data sciences caused by the rapid evolution of high-speed sensor technology.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with technology to improve production
  • Enjoy learning new things
  • Like working in the field to solve problems
  • Like working in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working with computers

Career Opportunities

  • Farm Cooperatives
  • Farm Equipment Dealerships
  • Ag Data analysis and mapping specalists
  • Ag Equipment Manufacturers
  • Self Employed Precision Ag Consultant

Recent Employers

  • Agtegra (formerly Wheat Growers)
  • John Deere
  • Case New Holland
  • Farmers Business Network
  • South Dakota State University

Internship Opportunities

  • AGCO Corp
  • Ziegler CAT
  • Cargill
  • RDO Equipment
  • Crystal Valley COOP

Suggested Certificates

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Suggested Minors

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Business
  • Applied Statistics
  • Electronics

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.