Major to Career: Agribusiness

Agricultural business deals with the management, marketing, and financing of food and fiber, "from the field to the table." You study principles from agricultural sciences, economics, business, and statistics in preparation for a career in agribusiness, farming, natural resources, government, and related areas.

Agribusiness is designed to prepare a student for employment in a variety of fields, including business finance, marketing, international agriculture, agricultural marketing, policy formation, farm and ranch management, resource economics, rural development, bank, and real estate appraisal.

The Agribusiness major prepares you to apply business and economic principles to the production and marketing of food and other agricultural products and to the management of natural resources. Agribusiness majors will concentrate in economics; agricultural marketing; farm and ranch management; agricultural finance; environmental economics; crop or animal production; international agricultural and trade. You learn principles associated with best practices for product development, profit maximization, and investment planning. You become familiar with accounting tools like balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. You are taught to use quantitative tools such as statistics, accounting methods, computer programs, and investment analysis to solve management and planning problems.

  • Organizing or leading
  • Solving problems
  • Concern for developing countries that are struggling poverty and malnutrition
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical reading/thinking
  • Persuading/influencing
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal skills
  • Writing skills
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Agribusiness Marketer
  • Farmer
  • Rancher
  • Loan Officer
  • Government Agency or Employee
  • Production Supervisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Commodity Merchandiser
Occupational Outlook Handbook

United Agribusiness League

Contact Source:

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Academic Discovery Center

Location: Benson 240

Phone: 208-496-1411


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