Agricultural Business Management

The Agricultural Business Management program provides you the opportunity to choose a career in farm operations, sales, or other related agri-business occupations.

As a farmer, your responsibilities range from caring for livestock, operating farm equipment, planting and harvesting crops, to maintaining equipment and facilities. In addition to these tasks, farmers must be involved in record-keeping and managing the “business” of agriculture. On larger farms, you may hire others to accomplish work, create work schedules, supervise workers, and oversee daily production.

If you enjoy working the land and raising animals, but want to develop business skills, this program may be for you. Agri-business professionals have a strong working knowledge of animal and crop production. They also have sound business, communication, and problem-solving abilities. Farmers need to know the science and art of raising animals and crops. They also must have good financial skills and be capable of financing equipment and supplies and managing the farm budget. Farmers need to be adaptable to changing weather and market conditions. They also must be life-long learners to keep up with advances in technology.

Career Opportunities

With this degree, you may find employment as:

  • Farm/ranch manager
  • Chemical/fertilizer applicator
  • Feed mill operator
  • Grain farmer
  • Grain elevator operator
  • Certified seed grower
  • Herdsman
  • Lab technician
  • Livestock producer
  • Agri-Business sales representative

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