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Agricultural Technology Management and Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Turf Grass Management

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
No
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

Through the Agricultural Tech Management and Education major students take courses in basic sciences, technical agriculture, teaching principles and techniques, and communication.  Students learn how to communicate about issues in agriculture, but also learn about technologies and techniques that are working to improve the efficiency of agricultural practices.  Students will also gain hands on experience with welding, woodworking, electrical wiring, equipment operation and irrigation. Those that are focusing in Turf Grass management will learn how to maintain and manage turf grass in a way that is efficient in resources use to maintain the grass.

Research Opportunities: 

Campus Agricultural Center: The CAC is a 160 acre research, teaching, and extension facility, which supports those functions of the eleven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) departments. It is currently home to over 70 different multidisciplinary research studies in the fields, laboratories, and greenhouses.

Karsten Turfgrass Research Facility: The Karsten Turfgrass Research Facility is a part of the University of Arizona’s campus agricultural center. The facility contains 7.5 acres of turfgrass research plots, five United States Golf Association specification putting greens, two 4-meter deep lysimeters and a weather-station-based computer-controlled irrigation system. 

Environmental Research Laboratory: The ERL is a research facility that is part of the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. It is used to improve the health, welfare and living standards of communities in desert areas through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies. 

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
Water