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Soil and Plant Scientists

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Plan or supervise land conservation or reclamation programs for industrial development projects.
Plan or supervise waste management programs for composting or farming.
Study ways to improve agricultural sustainability, such as the use of new methods of composting.
Research technical requirements or environmental impacts of urban green spaces, such as green roof installations.
Investigate responses of soils to specific management practices to determine the effects of alternative practices on the environment.
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Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME CITY INSTITUTION TYPE PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Fort Hays State University Hays Public AGRICULTURE Bachelor Degree - BS 120
Barton Community College Great Bend Public CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION Associate Degree - AAS 65
Barton Community College Great Bend Public CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 33
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 20
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 35
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 68
Kansas State University Manhattan Public AGRONOMY Bachelor Degree - BS 120
Kansas State University Manhattan Public HORTICULTURE Bachelor Degree - BS 120
Highland Community College Highland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AAS 61
Highland Community College Highland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 34
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 27