This certificate program prepares students for careers in the agricultural sales and service industries.  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 (or Principles of Animal Science), Agribusiness Management, Principles of Financial Accounting, Microcomputer Applications and International Business courses. 

Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna
Program Starts:
Course Plan: One Semester
Faculty: Willy Mekeel Nick Schiltz

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Agribusiness program page at

Required Core Courses (19-20 credits)

ACCT2011 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 CR
AGBS2000 Introduction to Agribusiness Management 3 CR
AGSC1010 Introduction to Agronomy 3 CR
AGSC1020 Introduction to Soil Science 3 CR
AGSC2020 Principles of Animal Science I 4 CR
BUSA1060 Computer Concepts and Applications 3 CR
BUSA2065 Introduction to International Business 3 CR