My best friend in college was fascinated with agriculture.
His college major was officially in botany, but he took a variety of classes related to horticulture in general.
While I was busy studying writing and taking humanities classes, he was in some of the hardest classes on campus in the natural sciences building. Since we were roommates for the first two years of undergrad, I often saw pages from his textbooks. I don’t know how he managed to make all of that complicated science look easy. Especially classes like theoretical physics and organic chemistry, both of which he passed with final grades over 90%. When we reached our senior years of college, our school required us to write a senior thesis. While my thesis was about meta-ethics in contemporary philosophy, he was writing about horticultural techniques needed to improve growing practices in the cannabis industry. It was an impressive senior thesis, even for the natural sciences program. He ended up graduating with a botany degree and immediately went to go work for a cannabis growing company. He was tasked with finding more efficient ventilation practices to improve indoor growing conditions. Aside from air quality control, there’s also the issue of indoor temperatures. You don’t want the plants to be too cold during their growing cycle, but you can’t use too much indoor heat either. It’s a fine balance with HVAC use during the cannabis cultivation process. After he successfully modified the growing facility’s air control system, he was given a promotion and started training under one of the master growers. If he ever needs to switch careers, he has experience in commercial HVAC now.