Agribusiness: The Business Side of Agriculture
With the increase in global trade and the robust level of agricultural productivity in the free market economy, there is a need for specialized skills in agribusiness. The SRJC Agribusiness certificate and degree programs offer the training and experiences needed to prepare students for this rapidly growing sector of agriculture.
The core curriculum of SRJC Agribusiness program provides the knowledge and skills to help students understand the applications of economic principles and practices in agriculture. In addition, this program trains students in the basic principles and techniques of agricultural sales and marketing. Finally, the program prepares students to analyze and utilize market data to make management decisions.
Design of the Program
The courses in the SRJC Agribusiness program have been organized and sequenced to allow students to complete the certificate in one academic year and complete the major (Associate Degree) in two years. Students have the option to complete many of the courses online or in person, and over 50% of the Agribusiness courses are offered as hybrid courses.
Agribusiness Degrees and Certificates
Agriculture Business (AS-T)
The Agriculture Business Associate in Science for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system.
Agriculture Business Management (AS)
Career Opportunities For Agribusiness Majors
The agribusiness sector is the fastest growing sector in agriculture. The fast-paced growth in the agribusiness sector offers a wide range of career opportunities both domestically and globally. In Sonoma County, the agribusiness sector is currently projected to grow approximately 14% annually between 2014-2017.
With this growth in the agribusiness sector, there has been an expansion in career options that include; marketing managers, sales managers, brokers, appraisers, loan officers, farm managers, analysts, farm accountants and entrepreneurs.