What is 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.
Why should I consider majoring in Agribusiness?
What will I learn from studying Agribusiness?
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.
What skills are needed in Agribusiness?
- Organizing or leading
- Solving problems
- Concern for developing countries that are struggling poverty and malnutrition
- Attention to detail
- Critical reading/thinking
- Quantitative analysis
- Verbal skills
- Writing skills
What career fields are related to Agribusiness?
- Agribusiness Manager
- Agribusiness Marketer
- Loan Officer
- Government Agency or Employee
- Production Supervisor
- Financial Analyst
- Commodity Merchandiser
How can I learn more about Agribusiness?
United Agribusiness League www.ual.org
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Academic Discovery Center
Location: Benson 240