5 Reasons to Choose Warner for Your Agriculture Degree
Agriculture is a major industry in Florida and throughout much of the United States. And it’s growing at a fast pace. There’s a critical need for skilled, creative people to implement new technologies and new approaches to meet the demands of the 21st century. It’s also a very diverse industry, with jobs in production, agribusiness, communications, technology, finance, biology and more.
To prepare for this dynamic and rewarding field, you want to choose a college program that will give you the skills and experience to hit the ground running.
These are 5 reasons to pursue your agriculture degree at Warner University:
Warner’s Agricultural Studies program gives you plenty of chances to get your hands dirty. Project-based courses allow you to experience what working in agriculture is really like through internships, field trips, capstone projects and guest lectures led by industry leaders. You’ll receive over 500 hours of internships and hands-on learning by the time you graduate!
We offer innovative courses in specialty crops, animal science, soils, plant science, conservation, sustainability, global agriculture and agribusiness. While most degrees introduce core classes later in the program, our Agricultural Studies majors will dive right into practical learning during their freshman and sophomore years.
The Swindle Agriculture Complex
Warner’s new Swindle Agriculture Complex is an amazing place for Ag students to grow and learn on our 300-acre campus in Lake Wales, Florida. The 18,000 square-foot complex includes four large state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, a large welding and woodworking shop, tractor and equipment bay that holds the new John Deere tractor, livestock wing and faculty suites. There is also the Hunt Bros. greenhouse and over 20 acres of developed land to grow on!
For three years, an Agricultural Studies student has been awarded the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) Research Award. These students are doing real-world agricultural research that will benefit the production of food for years to come. Projects have included working alongside research scientists to identify pests in the citrus industry and conducting fertilizer quality experiments — and much more.
Like all of Warner’s degrees, the agriculture program is grounded in close connections between students and faculty. You’ll get to know your professors and work alongside them in the field. In addition to being expert teachers, our faculty are also dedicated advisors and mentors who are here to help you achieve your best.
Take the next step toward your agriculture degree.