Students completing the Agribusiness Management Program will find a great demand for their skills and services in the ag chemicals, feed, fertilizer, grain, seeds and other agri-related supply and service businesses. Jobs will be in sales, operation and management.
The Agribusiness Management Program offers classroom instruction and laboratory exercises coupled with supervised on-the-job experience to prepare students for gainful employment.
Special program features include: instructors with practical expertise in their areas of specialization; supervised on-the-job experience during both first and second years of the program; minimum of 3 elective hours of coursework, allowing students to specialize in their areas of interest; practical two-week summer session; 10-week fourth semester enabling students to secure full-time employment on or about April 1; and a majority of courses are in agriculture or are agriculture-related.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in agricultural topics including agricultural economics, animal science, and crops and soils.
- Expand and update precision technology as it applies to Crop Protection Technology, Agriculture Production, and Agribusiness Management Programs.
- Expand industry partnerships that provide opportunities for students to gain work experience in the agricultural production and agricultural business.
Course (Credit Hours):
AG 101 Introductory Ag Seminar (1)
AG 121 Introduction to Ag Economics (3)
AG 125 Computers in Agriculture (1)
AG 131 Soils and Soil Fertility (4)
AG 141 Animal Science (4)
* AG Electives (1)
Communications Elective (3)
AG 102 Ag Work Experience Seminar (1)
AG 107 Agri-Business Work Experience (7)
AG 122 Intro to Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 132 Field Crop Science 1 (1.5)
AG 135 Integrated Pest Management 1 (1.5)
AG 171 Materials Handling Equipment (2)
* AG Electives (1)
Mathematics Elective (3)
AG 133 Field Crop Science 2 (2)
AG 136 Integrated Pest Management 2 (1)
AG 134 Field Crop Science 3 (0.5)
AG 137 Integrated Pest Management 3 (0.5)
AG 201 Adv Ag Work Experience Seminar (1)
AG 207 Adv Agri-Busin Work Experience (5)
AG 211 Ag Salesmanship (3)
AG 225 Computer Applications in Agri (3)
* AG Electives (2)
AG 202 Advanced Ag Seminar (1)
AG 222 Advanced Agriculture Mngt (4)
AG 223 Agriculture Marketing (3)
* AG Electives (7)
* A minimum of 11 elective hours are required in the Agribusiness Management Program. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 138, 142, 148, 214, 238, 244, 248, 272, 275; HORT 192 and 284 (Spring Semester) AG 147, 149, 214, 232,241, 242, 245, 246, 247, 249, 276; HORT 292 and 294.
Minimum total hours required for degree: 71