This is the Agronomy Seed House at the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota in the USA. Credit: AlexiusHoratiusAlexiusHoratius.
Agronomy is a branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and the soils in which they grow. Agronomists work to develop methods that will improve the use of soil and increase the production of food and fiber crops. They conduct research in crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and other areas.
Herb Webb (left), NRCS Resource Conservationist, Flathead Indian Reservation Tribal Complex, Pablo, MT, and Joel Clairmont, tribal member, local extension agent, grain, hay, and cattle producer, discuss the quality of alfalfa he is about to bale.