Southeast Missouri State University

Agriculture, like most of our world, has changed dramatically and is infinitely more complex than most people can imagine. Today, most agriculture is seen as a technology- based industry that includes production, agriscience and agribusiness. Not only are agriculture graduates in demand to produce food, but also to package and transport it, market it, regulate its production, and finance it. Agriculture graduates play key roles in monitoring our lakes and streams and planning for the efficient and safe future use of our water supply, land, and other natural resources.

Agriculture is a challenging, multi-faceted industry. It also is the production of food and fiber, maintenance of our water, and wise use of our natural resources. People who choose to make agriculture a career, are choosing to make a difference in the American way of life.

Agribusiness: Plant and Soil Science students will…
  • Take a variety of business-related courses, such as computer applications, accounting, economics, management, marketing, sales, and finance. Many of these courses focus specifically on agriculture.
  • Spend a good deal of time in courses focusing on the scientific aspects of plants and soils, such as soils and soil fertility; pest management; plant breeding, nutrition, and pathology; crop production and physiology, as well as the management of natural resources.
  • Be prepared for scientific and technical careers related to field crops, precision agriculture, soils, farm management, sales, marketing, finance, policy, production, consulting and related areas.
  • Be provided with a basis for graduate work.
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