Agribusiness| Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Agribusiness

This certificate program prepares students for careers in the agricultural sales, service industries and business management.  Students study sales, advertising, merchandising, economics, farm management, marketing, agronomy, soil sciences or animal science.  Courses in the certificate program include an Introduction to Agronomy, Introduction to Soil Sciences, Animal Science, Agribusiness Management, Principles of Financial Accounting, Microcomputer Applications and International Business courses. 

NOTE:  This certificate program is part of the Associate in Science Agricultural Sciences Degree.

    What will I study?
  • Introduction to Agribusiness Management
  • Introduction to Agronomy
  • Introduction to Soil Science

 

    Responsibilities Include:

Oversee the business operations of a farm by providing leadership and organization during the production process.

  • Contacting creditors
  • Selecting seeds
  • Buying/selling livestock
  • Purchasing inputs
  • Buying new farming equipment
  • Selecting and supervising workers
  • Planning a budget, organizing routine maintenance
  • Keeping records and communicating with potential product buyers.
  • Usually specialize in crops, horticulture or livestock, and these workers may oversee more than one facility.

Wages (Median, 2016)

  • $29.13 per hour
  • $60,600 per year

 

    Notable Employers
  • Ecolab
  • Cargill
  • General Mills
  • CHS
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • Agricultural Cooperatives
  • Equipment Dealers
  • Schwan’s
  • Grain Trading Companies

 

    Program Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

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Last Updated: September 20, 2019

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