Certificate - AA Level

This certificate prepares individuals for careers in the agricultural business segment of the agricultural industry.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Agribusiness Certificate, students should be able to manage the fundamental principles of agricultural production.

Cost

Associate degree charge per credit hour.

Completion

An Agribusiness Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Agribusiness courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.

Required Courses

AGR2000 Farm Management 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is a study of the effective organizational and management principles involved in a farming operation with emphasis given to developing a farm operation business plan, management of farm resources, farm finances, and practices for an effective farm operation. This course will assist students in developing strategies for the present and future success of a farming operation.

Prerequisite:
AGR2100 Agribusiness Sales
AGR2300 Field Crop Production

AGR2100 Agribusiness Sales 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the basic principles and concepts of marketing and selling within various agribusiness markets, including an in-depth look at selling various agriculture commodities as well as the development of a marketing and sales plan.

AGR2300 Field Crop Production 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is a general introduction to the management of field crops, including growth and development, establishment, rotation of crops and chemicals, harvesting, and storage.  Also it examines pest management, as well as, environmental and societal issues related to field crops.