Agribusiness Management

Start Date: 
August 27, 2018 12:00 am
  • School of Agriculture, Plant, and Animal Sciences
  • Type of Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Location: Randolph Center Campus
  • Credit Requirements: 65

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:

  1. 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
  2. Apply knowledge of general agribusiness science and technology to concentrated agribusiness industry problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  3. Understand the income and expenses of concentrated agribusiness
  4. Prepare and assess agricultural business plans
  5. Competently represent the vocation of agriculture
  6. 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
98%
Vermont Tech
VS
%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (October 2017)

Job Projections
57,900
Job projections
18,742
Openings

Openings data: Estimated High-Skilled Job openings annually (source: USDA). National data: Occupational openings, projected 2016–26 annual average (source: BLS)

Openings data: Estimated High-Skilled Job openings annually (source: USDA). National data: Occupational openings, projected 2016–26 annual average (source: BLS)



Median Pay
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$0
All Occupations

2017 Median Pay (Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2017), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
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