Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding Major

Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding prepares individuals to apply the study of genetics and genetic engineering to the improvement of agricultural plant health, the development of new plant varieties, and the selective improvement of agricultural plant populations.

Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding majors and degree programs generally include instruction in genetics, genetic engineering, population genetics, agronomy, plant protection, and biotechnology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding (use the College Search feature and enter " Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals will likely work for a variety of employers such as agricultural chemical manufacturers, universities and the federal government. Plant breeders usually work in a laboratory setting but may sometimes work on farms or other outdoor locations.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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