Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Agriculture and Natural Resources department at Hawkeye offers several programs to launch your career in Iowa’s largest industry. 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.

Hawkeye's Agricultural Business Management Program Earns National Award

Hawkeye Community College is one of only six colleges nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. Selected from hundreds of agricultural programs, Hawkeye was chosen for its quality of instruction, experimental learning, and collaboration. Read more...

Also see Hawkeye's ag program earns national recognition in the Cedar Valley Business Monthly.

Companies Need Ag Students

U.S. agriculture and food companies are struggling to attract enough workers, a problem the industry concedes is getting worse as innovation and growing demand for their products leads to the creation of thousands of new jobs.

Agribusinesses have been working for years to shed their stodgy and outdated image to help draw employees and stop the loss of highly qualified workers to other fields, such as engineering and financial services. Read more...


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