The Agricultural Business Management program is designed to prepare students for careers in production agriculture, farm management, agribusiness management, ornamental horticulture, precision technology, agricultural mechanics, local food production, and natural resources and conservation. Students learn to apply key concepts, principles and terminology of business (economics, management, finance, marketing, and others) and science (soils, crops, and animal) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural and natural resources industries. Classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experiences, team and individual projects, leadership, and interpersonal skill development activities prepare students for advanced training, higher education, and entry to agriculture and natural resource careers.
Certificates and Degrees
- Associate in Applied Science Degree Plan
- Agricultural Precision Technology – Certificate
- Agricultural Production – Certificate
Nature of Work
Leaders are needed in all phases of agribusiness, from procuring ingredients to shaping production spaces and supervising a supply management system. Graduates are qualified for positions as entry level practitioners, assistant managers, team supervisors, technical representatives, and salespeople. Graduates of the Agricultural Business Management degree find employment in a variety of settings, including: home farms, commercial farms, supermarkets, feed or machinery firms, seed/feed dealers, precision agriculture, ornamental horticulture, landscape design, and other agribusinesses. This program is part of the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster.
- Farm manager
- Agriculture research
- Seed sales
- Agriculture support
- Nursery/greenhouse manager
- Ranch manager