Looking for a career where you can combine skills in management, finance, marketing and agriculture production? Where you can address bottom-line questions about the production, distribution and use of the world's agricultural resources?
Where you can apply economic concepts and problem-solving techniques to economic and business decisions that affect the global food supply? Then consider agribusiness management.
A bachelor's of science degree in agribusiness management from MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will provide you with all the skills you'll need to succeed in a wide variety of agribusiness management careers.
You can individualize your degree program to fit the career field that most interests you. The solid foundation of business skills and agriculture you'll acquire while earning your agribusiness management degree will prepare you for any number of careers, including:
As an agribusiness management student, your chances to gain real-world field experience through research and internships are almost limitless.
Opportunities for internships exist with agricultural marketing cooperatives and commodity organizations such as the Missouri Soybean Association and National Pork Producers Council; state and federal agencies such as the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; major agricultural companies such as Monsanto; and pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer. The hands-on training will help prepare you for your career.
If you're interested in research, many of the faculty members hire undergraduate students to assist with their projects. You might assist with projects ranging from determining the environmental impact of a confined animal feeding operation to designing a marketing strategy for a new genetically modified crop.
Want to have fun and develop your leadership skills and professional contacts at the same time? Then join one or more of the College's student clubs and organizations. There are more than 30 to choose from, and each gives you the opportunity to apply what you're learning in the classroom while making lifelong friends.
Here are a few organizations you might consider joining as an agribusiness management student:
The Agribusiness Club promotes professional and social interactions between students and Agricultural and Applied Economics faculty. Most members are Agricultural Economics majors, but any undergraduate may join. The Club meets twice a month and has dues of $7 per semester or $10 per year. Some of our activities include guest speakers, social activities (bowling, BBQ, softball etc.), American Agriculture Economics Association annual meeting (this year in Long Beach, Calif.) and our annual Fall Trip (past trips have included Chicago, Moline, St. Louis etc.)
200 Mumford Hall, 573-882-1738
The Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter is associated with the Missouri Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau. There are several purposes of the club, including: to acquaint students with the State Farm Bureau Organization, or allow students who have already been involved through their home towns to continue to stay active; to give students an opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership skills through involvement in social and professional activities, along with options to run for chapter officer or take part on committees; to offer students a chance to become acquainted with other students who may have similar interests and goals; and to help students further their career goals, through support of political internships and/or exposure to other careers in agriculture. Anyone may join the Collegiate Farm Bureau simply by paying dues. Annual activities include Food Check Out Day, Farm Forum, Legislative Day, Resolutions Meeting, Washington, D.C., trip, Softball Game, Hayride, Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference and Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.
Agricultural and Applied Economics Department
200 Mumford, 573-882-6368