Department of Agriculture

In the Department of Agriculture, we strive to provide rigorous classroom and hands-on learning experiences to prepare you for a future career in the agriculture industry and beyond. While the agriculture industry has a rich history, it continues to grow.

Each year, the agriculture, food, and renewable natural resources sector of the United States economy generates an estimated 54,400 annual openings for individuals with at least a college degree. Currently, nearly 1,000 of these openings go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.

Faculty in the Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture have the relationships needed to prepare students for success in today's job market. Our faculty members have rich backgrounds in their disciplines from respected universities across the nation, including Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, the University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University.

Please take a few moments to contact us and allow us to work with you to see if Arkansas Tech University is the ideal fit for you in your continued growth as a young professional.

 

Degrees and Programs

 

Agriculture Business

This degree program in agri-business integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, marketing, economics, and finance. 

AGBU Animal Science

The Animal Science option includes a group of specific courses involving animal science and livestock production in conjunction with a solid foundation in Agricultural Business. 

AGBU Feed Mill Mgmt

This option links the coursework in Agriculture Business and Animal Science with on the job training through its internship requirement. 

AGBU Horticulture

The Horticulture Option prepares you for a successful career in the green industry or to pursue a master’s degree by providing preparation in all aspects of plant science. 

AGBU Pre-Veterinary

This major combines the course work necessary to complete a degree in Agriculture Business while also fulfilling the requirements for admission to many veterinary schools.

AGBU Public Relations

This option joins two crucial areas of study: Agriculture Business and Public Relations / Communication. 

Agricultural Education

This program is designed to prepare teacher candidates for teaching careers at the junior high school and senior high school levels. 

 

Living Learning Community


Photo of Dr. Bowen and Students in front of the AG LLC Residence Hall

Cultivating Community

The Ag LLC helps students who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture to collaborate with Residence Life staff, peers in the program, and academic faculty to develop career furthering knowledge and capitalize on learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

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Partners


 Farm Credit of Western Arkansas  Arkansas Farm Bureau  JBS  Tyson - Dardanelle

 

 

Contact the Department of Agriculture

Dean Hall 123

402 West O Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0251

Email: cmartin6@atu.edu

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