The objectives of the department are to:
The baccalaureate degree program in agri-business integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, economics, and finance. Emphasis is placed on management directed toward the farm business and agri-business firms. Trends in occupations related to agriculture are shifting from production to agribusiness services such as management, processing, distribution, and marketing. This creates a need for personnel with a broad background in these areas of training. Our systems concept is geared to integration of disciplines to better prepare graduates for present day needs.
Attractive career opportunities exist in agricultural business firms, banks and other financial agencies, marketing, food processing, extension, soil conservation, forestry, farm and agri-business management, and sales and distribution firms. The curricula that follow represent the program of study for the four-year degree in agri-business, including the horticulture, animal science, pest management and preveterinary medicine options. Students enrolled in programs other than agri-business may want to tailor their curriculum to best meet their individual needs.