Agronomists, sometimes known as crop scientists, specialize in producing and improving food crops through conducting experiments and developing methods of production. As plant scientists, agronomists can have many career paths, but their careers are generally focused on increasing the quality and amount of food produced for the nation's food supply.
experiment and plan studies to improve crop yields
study a farm's crop production in order to discern the best ways to plant, harvest, and cultivate the plants, regardless of the climate
develop methods to control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free
work scientifically to produce the finest crops, on the most consistent basis that they can, in any situation