Diversified Agriculture

What happens when you plant the same crop in the same field, year after year? After a while, the nutrients get sapped from the land and you are left with peanuts.

Diversification is an important part of anyone’s financial freedom, but you don’t want to spread yourself too thin. This program provides a balance of animal, plant, and soil sciences with business and management training to ensure you graduate ready to meet these complex challenges. In your first semester, we’ll get you out in the field (literally) working with agriculture experts to improve farming in Vermont.

The program focuses on the use of synergistic biological processes to foster a reduction in the need for, and subsequent use of, off-farm inputs. Classroom Instruction focuses on the practical application of agricultural science in Vermont.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture will be able to:

  1. 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 agricultural science and technology to industry problems that require the application of applied procedures or methodologies
  3. Analyze livestock nutrition and ration evaluation
  4. Design, plan, and implement healthy plant environments
  5. Create and analyze a nutrient management plan
  6. Analyze the operational details of various New England agricultural industries
  7. Combine knowledge of agricultural industries with organizing and managing a small business, marketing, accepted accounting practices and operation budgeting, assessing operations, and writing a business plan for an agricultural operation

Careers in Diversified Agriculture

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
84%
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
$0
$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-'18
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  • Middlebury Snow Bowl Parmelee Farm
  • Sweet Doe Dairy Vermont Tech
  • VT Homestead Cheese
  • Market Gardener Snowmaking Operations
  • Cheesemaker

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16Dec
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