Agribusiness Management

Interested in combining your interests in agriculture and business into a single degree? Our students benefit from both classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience, which includes use of the extensive facilities at the college farms. You'll learn to understand the income and expense sources of varied agricultural businesses; prepare and assess an agribusiness business plan; understand marketing principles; delve into small business management, including payroll and human resources; and competently represent agriculture in all venues.

Graduates of this program generally pursue careers with the industries and agencies that serve production agriculture. Some typical career choices include: sales and service representatives for feed, fertilizer, and equipment industries; inspectors of milk and other agricultural products; rural credit officers; or specialists with agencies such as the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Soil Conservation Service, and the Peace Corps.

Students who complete a degree in Agribusiness Management can transfer seamlessly into bachelor’s programs in Business or Diversified Agriculture.

A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness Management will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of concentrated agribusiness industries to effectively and professionally communicate technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work as part of a team and interact with clients, the public, and industry professionals
  • Apply knowledge of general agribusiness science and technology to concentrated agribusiness industry problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • Understand the income and expenses of concentrated agribusiness
  • Prepare and assess agricultural business plans
  • Competently represent the vocation of agriculture
  • Combine knowledge of concentrated agriculture industries with practical aspects of organizing and managing a small business, marketing, applying accepted practices, managing agricultural business operation budgets, and writing a business plan for concentrated agricultural operations

Careers in Agribusiness Management Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
84%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
57,900
Job projections
5,679
Openings

Openings data: Estimated High-Skilled Job openings annually (source: USDA). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Openings data: Estimated High-Skilled Job openings annually (source: USDA). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)



Median Pay
$0
$0
All Occupations

2016 Median Pay (Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • Feed Commodities International Hudak Farmstand and Greenhouse
  • Newport Farm & Garden Wayside Farm
  • Customer Service and Field Man Manager
  • Farm Hand

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29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College is announcing a new degree program that will start in the fall of 2018. The program expands Vermont Tech’s connection to workforce development needs and changes in Vermont. The college’s Certificate in Forestry was broadened and expanded to an Associate of Applied... Read More

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