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The Agriculture and Natural Resources department at Hawkeye offers several programs to launch your career in one of Iowa’s largest industries. If you love working with animals, horticulture, agriculture, or wildlife, the programs in the Agriculture and Natural Resources department are for you. Many programs offer articulation agreements with Iowa State University, Upper Iowa University, and Northwest Missouri State University, so you can pursue a four-year degree.

Programs

Possible Career Paths

Starting Wages

Agricultural Business Management

First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers

$32,500-$51,000

Farm Product Buyers & Purchasing Agents

$30,800-$54,500

Animal Science

Animal Breeders

$24,900-$33,600

Agricultural & Food Science Technicians

$23,300-$33,100

Landscape & Turf Management

Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

$17,000-$25,300

Farmworkers & Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse Laborers

$16,900-$26,500

Natural Resources Management

Forest & Conservation Technicians

$29,800-$41,800

First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers

$32,500-$51,100

Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers

$16,700-$21,100

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