If you are interested in a career in agriculture but, for various reasons, are not interested in production agriculture, agribusiness may be your field. Classroom instruction and on-the-job experience are offered in courses that will equip you for numerous agriculture off-farm occupations.
In the Midwest this includes but does not limit you to jobs in grain elevators, feed mills, fertilizer businesses and other agriculture related occupations. You also have a good basis for going back to the farm when and if the opportunity should arise.
Classroom studies in Agribusiness Technology include ag production technical courses such as animal science, agronomy, soils, fertilizer, chemicals and marketing. Applied computer courses place a special emphasis on the use of computers in agriculture businesses.
Related courses like sales, accounting, business management, office procedures and employment experience prepare you for numerous employment opportunities.