Crop and Soil Management

Play an integral role in the most basic of human needs-food.

Have you ever wondered what soil is made of, how it nourishes crops and organisms, and how it can be maintained and improved over time? This curriculum will give you the opportunity to, literally, get your hands dirty and dig into soil origin and management, resource utilization, plant reproduction and genetics, and other areas. Students will meet requirements for certification as Certified Crop Advisors.

Program Highlights


  • Ag Extension Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service

Career Opportunities

  • Farming
  • Plant and Soil Research
  • Chemical Companies

Academic Program Requirements

Take the next step in your path to UT Martin.
“UT Martin has given me countless opportunities to expand my leadership skills, grow my knowledge, and root myself deeper into the Martin community. ”
Elizabeth Worley
Elizabeth Worley
Plant & Soil Science

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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.
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UT Martin offers an intimate learning environment with a low student/faculty ratio.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources
Dr. Wesley Totten, Chair
257 Brehm Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238