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Degrees and Programs

Associate of Technical Study: Agriculture Concentration

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Why Choose Agriculture?

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.

Our program offers:

  • An affordable, quality education.
  • Excellent technical education that you can apply to your career.
  • A convenient campus or affordable campus housing.
  • Close to agriculture businesses and industry.
  • Small, interactive classes.
  • You preparation for a career in all aspects of agriculture

Careers

The agriculture industry in Western Ohio needs highly skilled graduates and our agriculture program prepares you to for a career in many aspects of the agriculture industry. 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)

Success Stories

"I have gained so much knowledge in the past few years from the agriculture program, at Wright State University—Lake Campus, that I will carry with me wherever I go. There have been so many things from class trips abroad to Ag industry tours and guest speakers that have really increased my knowledge of the agriculture sector from a global perspective. The agriculture program at Wright State focuses on getting students ready for the real world. —Lisa Gehret, Kenn-Feld Group

“The agriculture program at Wright State University—Lake Campus allowed me to go to school locally and still be able to work while pursuing my degree. The tours and activities allowed me to meet professionals in the industry that helped me to get started working in the field.” —Jason Reichert, TruPointe Coop and Reichert Dairy Farm

Olivia McDade decided to pursue a degree in agriculture after growing up on her family farm in rural Darke County.
Wright State students and faculty travel with Ohio farmers to other countries to learn more about agriculture.

Academics and Curriculum

View Associate of Technical Study: Agriculture concentration program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. View the course descriptions

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in agriculture.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in agriculture.

Contact Information

Greg Homan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Agriculture, B.T.A.S., Organizational Leadership
937-775-8344, 419-586-0344
greg.homan@wright.edu

 


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