Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Agriculture Business

Location(s): Calmar, Online

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Campus Location: Calmar, Online

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: Agriculture is becoming a highly specialized and technical industry. As a result, the demand for trained, enthusiastic people greatly exceeds supply. The Agriculture Business program provides you with a diverse technical, agricultural background with a combination of classroom theory and hands-on training. You develop technical agricultural skills necessary in an agribusiness, as well as skills in communications, human relations, management and sales. Internships are an integral part of the program of study. With the increased technology and regulation in agribusiness, there is a high demand for qualified graduates.

You can specialize in the areas of Agriculture Finance or Precision Agriculture.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to formulate Agricultural Management Decisions that increase the profit of an agricultural operation.
  • Students will be able to create a plan to manage production risk and financial risk.
  • Students will be able to outline the basic concepts of crop and animal production.
  • Students will be able to formulate a plan of action to address common crop and livestock problems.
  • Students will be able to use a GIS system to Analyze spatial data.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate worker competencies and good judgment on the job.

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process .

Minimum Credits: 70

Course Sequence


1 This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV 179 - The College Experience . If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

Articulation can be achieved by taking the following at your high school, or equivalent:

3 Crop Science

4 Farm Management

5 Animal Science

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