The Digital Agronomy Program will provide students with a foundation in both conventional and regenerative agricultural practices, with a focus on 21st century technology. Students will be exposed to GIS mapping, precision agriculture, the internet of things, and the latest in crop management and irrigation practices. The three-trimester program is heavily focused on work-based learning opportunities, and completion of each trimester will result in an industry-recognized certificate. Students who complete at least two trimesters will be able to apply for their FAA Drone Pilot’s License. Students completing the entire program will receive their Digital Agronomy Assistant Diploma, and be qualified for a variety of positions in agriculture, landscape and nursery management, irrigation, as well as fields requiring drone pilot skills.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 240
Current job openings per year: 30