The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Agricultural Business is designed for individuals with a strong interest in occupations that relate to farming, nursery production, landscape design, landscape maintenance, the production of organic fruits and vegetables, and similar agricultural endeavors.
Students interested in operating their own agricultural businesses need some knowledge of standard business practices, business planning, marketing, and supervision in addition to technical skills such as plant propagation, production at scale, greenhouse management, pest control, and related issues.
At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
■ Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral skills when communicating about agricultural business topics.
■ Demonstrate the ability to analyze agribusiness data in the free market and global economies.
■ Demonstrate the ability to retrieve and critically evaluate information from a variety of agribusiness sources.
■ Research, develop, organize, and write a business/marketing plan for an agribusiness enterprise.
■ Demonstrate readiness for employment in the field of agribusiness.