Agriculture Business
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Agriculture Business

Why Agriculture Business instead of a general business degree? Business is a broad category, but employees who understand business as it relates to agriculture are in high demand.

Agriculture programs at Northeastern pave the way for rewarding careers, whether it's with an Associate's degree, a Bachelor's degree, or for those already actively working in the industry.

Agriculture Business Transfer Degree

For students who want to earn credits required toward a Bachelor's degree or higher, the Agriculture Business Transfer program positions them for moving on to a four-year program. Students acquire a combination of fundamental agriculture and business knowledge derived from hands-on activities and disciplines involved with modern practices of food production.

An Agriculture Business degree enables students to understand and apply the economics, management, marketing and finances of business. Graduates leave with practical knowledge of the technical processes involved with profitably getting agricultural products to market.

Agri-Business Degree

This degree is for students who want to earn an Associates of Applied Sciences Degree and and plan directly enter the workforce upon graduation. The program includes 60 credit hours of agriculture-related business courses and an eight-credit internship.

It is a comprehensive two-year retail agricultural and input/supply business management program with highly technical coursework based on industry standards. Agriculture leaders in the community serve as advisory committee members to help guide the program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2021 to 2031.

Despite declining employment, about 85,600 openings for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers was $73,060 per year in May 2021.

Agriculture Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Produce a written document that clearly explains an agricultural concept.
  2. Analyze information and use critical thinking to solve an agricultural problem.
  3. Explain how agriculture relates to global, social, and cultural concepts.
  4. Develop skills useful in the agriculture industry or transfer to an agricultural degree.
  5. Apply scientific information and the scientific method to explain agricultural concepts.
Kelli Carlson
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Kelli Carlson

I love studying agriculture business because of the versatility. In my classes I learn a wide array of topics from all fields including non-agriculture industries.

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