July 22, 2021 Today, Chancellor Zdatny shared news from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees: The Executive Committee of the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees voted this afternoon to require COVID-19 vaccination for all students enrolled in the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The safety of our students, employees, and local community members is our top priority as…
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 industries
- 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
Projected Employment Growth for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agriculture Managers, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)
- Customer Service and Field Man
- Farm Hand
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