Degree, Certificate or Diploma
2,865 Jobs (2020)
-1.6% change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
This program is intended for students who wish to enter the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Graduates are able to pursue career opportunities in agribusiness, farm management, agriculture production, and agriculture research, as well as in agriculture and agriculture-related sales, service, and supply industries. Additional career opportunities may include running farm or ranch operations, working as a farm credit loan officer, or a soil conservation technician.
Entry Level: $15/hr
(wages can vary considerably depending on chosen career)
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CSC 110 - Introduction to Computers
BCA 212 - Introduction to Computer Business Applications
AGA 181 - Introduction to Crop Science
AGS 113 - Survey of the Animal Industry
AGP 333 - Precision Farming Systems
AGC 215 - Career Seminar
MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics
AGA 280 - Crop Development, Production, and Management
AGP 457 - Agronomic Applications of Site Specific Management
AGB 235 - Introduction to Agriculture Markets
AGS 226 - Beef Cattle Science
AGB 804 - Agricultural Internship I
AGA 376 - Integrated Pest Management
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
AGB 437 - Commodity Marketing
AGA 182 - Introduction to Soil Science
AGB 330 - Farm Business Management
AGA 284 - Pesticide Application Certification
AGB 211 - Agricultural Law, Taxation and Records
AGB 331 - Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
AGB 336 - Agricultural Selling
AGA 165 - Agricultural Fertilizers and Chemicals
AGB 814 - Agricultural Internship II
Total Semester Hours Required: 74.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Operate current technology used in production agriculture, farm business management, and the agriculture service industries.
- Identify and select favorable genetics in plant and animal breeding.
- Demonstrate leadership and effective time management skills.
- Identify the plant morphology of common Midwestern crop and weed species.
- Evaluate various crop production practices and techniques used to produce Midwestern crops.
- Categorize soil, plant, and climatic factors that influence plant growth and development.
- Calculate appropriate application rates for essential plant nutrients and crop protection products.
- Demonstrate proper record keeping skills and use those records to construct and analyze various financial instruments used in business.
- Develop a risk management plan that incorporates standard financial instruments, marketing techniques, and other industry accepted tools.
- Salary information from the Iowa Western Academic Dean.