Agriculture continues to be an extremely high tech industry. Many agribusiness firms are providing more and more services to larger farms. This program prepares students for occupations in ag-related businesses in the areas of feeds, seeds, plant food, crop protection, agricultural products, equipment, petroleum, ag sales and services, and office management. Specializations within the Agri Business program include:
  • Agronomy
  • Ag Office Management
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science

Graduates may find employment at the technical, sales, office or managerial level. See related technical programs: Agronomy Technician, Farm Operation and Management, Dairy, and the Agriculture program listed in the liberal arts section.

 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(12 Courses)
Choose either AGRI 1201 or MATH 112 - College Algebra, for 4 credits.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1201 Applied Mathematics for Agricultural Careers
AGRI 1520 Computers in Agriculture
AGRI 1550 Introduction to Ag Business
AGRI 1551 Ag Business Procedures and Records
AGRI 1552 Ag Business Credit and Finance
AGRI 1553 Agri-Business Management and Marketing
AGRI 1580 Ag Sales & Service
AGRI 1640 Ag Commodity Marketing
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 1771 Introduction to Precision Ag
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 31  
 
Required Courses
(1 Course)
Additional internship required for a total of 6 credits.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(1 Course)
Choose electives for a total of 30 elective credits. See emphasis area below. Work with your advisor to select courses.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
Total Credits: 30  
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Crop Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1680 Crop Scouting Techniques
AGRI 1681 Crop Scouting Techniques Lab
AGRI 1700 Crop Protection Products
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1721 Fall Agriculture Field Experience Lab
AGRI 1722 Spring Agriculture Field Experience Lab
AGRI 1761 Agricultural Water Management
AGRI 1770 GIS Applications
AGRI 1780 Grain Handling and Storage
AGRI 2160 Planters & Spring Tillage
AGRI 2161 Planter Meter Certification
AGRI 2191 CDL - Preparation for Written Test
AGRI 2192 CDL - Preparation for Road Test
AGRI 2210 Ag Industry Machinery Maintenance
AGRI 2230 Ag Industry Machinery Operation
AGRI 2240 Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
AGRI 2250 Basic Custom Application
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Livestock Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1212 Dairy Evaluation
AGRI 1810 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1815 Meat Animal Reproduction
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
AGRI 1830 Beef Cow Calf
AGRI 1840 Beef Feedlot
AGRI 1870 Swine Breeding and Farrowing
AGRI 1871 Swine Nursery and Finishing
AGRI 1900 Sheep Management
AGRI 2191 CDL - Preparation for Written Test
AGRI 2192 CDL - Preparation for Road Test
AGRI 2210 Ag Industry Machinery Maintenance
AGRI 2230 Ag Industry Machinery Operation
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Dairy Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1210 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Reproduction
AGRI 1212 Dairy Evaluation
AGRI 1220 Dairy Facilities and Equipment
AGRI 1230 Raising Dairy Replacements
AGRI 1240 Dairy Cattle Anatomy, Physiology & Health
AGRI 1241 Cattle Health Lab
AGRI 1242 Palpation and Ultra-sounding of Dairy Cattle Lab
AGRI 1243 Embryo Transfer
AGRI 1244 Hoof Trimming
AGRI 1260 Dairy Seminar I
AGRI 1261 Dairy Seminar II
AGRI 1270 Dairy Nutrition
AGRI 1681 Crop Scouting Techniques Lab
AGRI 1730 Forage Production
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
GSCL 1141 Spanish Conversation / Culture
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Office Management Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1814 Payroll Accounting
ACCT 1815 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 1816 Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 1831 Accounting Math & Calculators
ACCT 1834 Computer Accounting Applications I
ACCT 2814 Cost Accounting I
ACCT 2815 Cost/Managerial Accounting
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1008 Keyboarding II
ADS 1016 Excel I
ADS 1017 Excel II
ADS 1020 Administrative Office Procedures
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 2030 Word
 
General Studies Applied Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSCM 1123 Oral and Written Communication
GSWS 1402 Employment Prep & Retention
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 8  
 
Total Diploma Credits: 72