Agronomy Graduate Degree Program
1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI, 53706
MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH
To generate, integrate and apply knowledge about crop plants that are grown for food, feed and the general benefit of humankind. We work to ensure that agricultural systems and products in Wisconsin, the USA, and international communities are able to meet rapidly-changing current needs and those of future generations. Focus areas include corn, soybean, small grains, alfalfa and silage, forages, and other Wisconsin crops.
Students are generally Research Assistants and as such are funded directly by faculty members with tuition remission, health insurance, and a stipend. Awards and travel funding also available. Lab rotations are not supported with this funding system.
The department follows University admissions guidelines with the addition of a statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation. A BS in a related field is strongly recommended.