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Doane’s Agribusiness program prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses, giving them a strong foundation to build the future of agriculture. A degree in Agribusiness includes a unique blend of agricultural sciences curriculum as well as coursework with a strong foundation in economics and business management. This combination gives our graduates the experience they need to lead and achieve in the agricultural industry.
The future of agriculture will require economic innovation as well as scientific. At Doane, our Agribusiness program is built to prepare students for that future. Our unique approach focuses on key areas shaping the future of the industry: sustainability, technology, and the global market. Upon completion of the Agribusiness program, our students will have the knowledge and experience to grow more than just crops.
Doane’s Agribusiness program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of fields including business finance, international agriculture, agricultural marketing, policy formation, farm and ranch management, resource economics, rural development, banking, and more.
Campus and online course availability varies by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.
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The Doane Difference
Traditions roots run deep in agriculture. We honor agriculture’s heritage by teaching you to build a business worthy of passing down to the next generation.
More Than Farming
Agriculture means many things to many people. We give you a wide lens across all aspects of the agriculture industry, so you can make a difference no matter where you take your education.
Technology never stops changing, especially in agriculture. At Doane, we teach you how to leverage the technology that’s shaping the future of agribusiness to increase yields and profits.
We live in a global ecosystem. Fluctuating markets and a growing global population affect the livelihood of local farmers, ranchers, and ag professionals. At Doane we equip you with the skills needed to react to an ever-changing global market.
Future farms can’t plant crops if we deplete the topsoil today and ranchers can’t raise livestock if we pollute the air they breathe. At Doane, we teach you to protect the agriculture of today with the agriculture of tomorrow.
Agriculture dominates the culture around us, and we embrace the wealth of knowledge and experience demonstrated by our rural neighbors. There’s no better place to study agribusiness than surrounded by farmland. Come and see.
Graduates with a major in agribusiness have opportunities within the agricultural industry but generally categorized as business careers such as management, sales, marketing, and human resources.
Agricultural and Food Scientists
2017 Median Pay: $62,920.
Job Outlook: 7% (As fast as average)
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
2017 Median Pay: $66,360
Job Outlook: -1% (Little or no change)
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers operate establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products.
The Agribusiness course load differs slightly for students in Doane’s College of Professional Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences. Download the course description documents to learn more about the classes offered for Agribusiness.
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For students who want a strong scientific foundation while still learning the business of agriculture, Doane offers an emphasis on environmental science for Agribusiness majors. Students with this emphasis will take more science courses than a regular Agribusiness major, but will still get a complete business education. This emphasis is useful for students seeking a career in agricultural technology, research, education, or entrepreneurship. The environmental science emphasis area is only available on the Crete campus.