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Degrees and Programs

Agricultural Business Management Certificate

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Why Choose Agricultural Business Management?

The Wright State University—Lake Campus agriculture program offers hands-on, web-based, one-on-one instruction that provides you with the foundation and experiences for success in an agriculture career. Knowledgeable and skilled graduates are in high demand in the agriculture industry in Western Ohio. You will develop a well-rounded education in subjects like agronomy, business, communication, and livestock production. This program is flexible with highly qualified instructors that still work directly in the Ohio agriculture industry.

This certificate is an interdisciplinary program focused on the fundamentals of working within an agricultural business, including agronomy, farm business management, agricultural finance, business leadership, and more. You can add this certificate to enhance another program or use it to enhance your current career or business.

Careers

The program was developed to meet the demands of the agriculture industry in Western Ohio and is continually evolving to meet the educational needs of current and future people in the agricultural industry. You will get a broad, well-rounded education in the areas of agronomy, business, communication, and livestock production. Our graduates have gone to work at TruPointe Coop, Reichert Dairy Farm, and Kenn-Feld Group.

Real-World Experience

Study tours are a unique and fun way to explore agriculture outside of Ohio. This allows students to experience different agriculture abroad during a week-long study abroad trip. The tour will fulfill a three-credit-hour class while gaining interactive and hands-on agriculture experiences either in the United States or other countries.

Agriculture is a diverse career and it is important to develop an appreciation and understanding for all aspects of the industry. Many areas of the world and in the United States still rely on manual labor to harvest their crop or even as a method of survival. The agriculture study abroad tours help to develop a greater appreciation for the mechanization and technology that many farmers in Ohio and Indiana have at their disposal.

The study tours have taken students to the following places:

  • Jamaica
  • Costa Rica
  • Puerto Rico
  • California
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana

What our alumni have said about the agriculture study tours:

“It opened up the way I look at agriculture both there (Costa Rica) and here in the US. It was fascinating to see that their agriculture system is very labor-intensive and many farmers rely on no tractors and implements, but their own strength and hoe or shovel to maintain their crops.” —Lisa Gehret (Maria Stein)

“Our trip to Texas was very exciting in that we explored a different production practice. We were able to see a different production practice. We were able to see a different culture and climate and were able to meet some very interesting and generous people along the way.” —Mitch Sudhoff (Coldwater)

“Having the opportunity to travel to other areas enabled me to gain experience in a practical sense. I can apply what I learned to my education as well as my future employment. Hands-on experience is always a better way to learn.” —Kassie Pease (Celina)

Academics and Curriculum

View Agricultural Business Management Certificate program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

You must meet the general requirements to apply for this program. Contact Enrollment Services if you have questions.

 


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