Agribusiness Management

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Agribusiness management prepares you to be a leader and decision maker in the global agrifood system, whether in industry or the policy arena. Learn the economic principles driving the agriculture value chain and receive training in finance, commodity marketing, management, policy analysis and entrepreneurship. Develop quantitative, analytic, interpersonal and critical thinking skills employers demand. Make a difference in improving agricultural production, processing, distribution and natural resource use.

Career Opportunities

Acquire a solid foundation of business and economic skills and agricultural knowledge while earning your agribusiness management degree from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Sales Management
  • Risk Management
  • Account Management
  • Operations Management
  • Commodity Merchandising
  • Production Management
  • Territory Sales
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Financial Services
  • Asset Management
  • Government Affairs
  • Crop Consulting
  • Marketing and Pricing

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Whether making decisions about the daily operation of a small business or addressing the complex marketing issues of a multi-national company or large agribusiness cooperative, the financial services you can provide are in high demand at each stage of the supply chain – from farm inputs to the supermarket.

Sales & Marketing

All value starts with the consumer. Our students have a key competitive advantage in understanding how value is created and captured at each stage of the value chain. As an agribusiness management graduate, you could be employed in a wide variety of careers involving the buying, selling, distribution and promotion of agricultural food, fiber and biofuels products.


Take leadership roles in developing new companies and leading existing corporations and cooperatives. These range from small rural businesses to international companies like Monsanto or Land O’Lakes.

Policy Analysis

Government regulation and policy play a significant role in shaping the agrifood system. Understanding the intersection of policy and business prepares you to work for government agencies, commodity organizations, agribusinesses, media, environmental and other interest groups to interpret and communicate the effects of policy.

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Previous Internship Highlights

Agronomic crops: DuPont Pioneer, Dow Agrosciences, ADM, Monsanto, Van Diest Supply Company

Food animal: Cargill, Smithfield Farmland, Kraft Foods Group, Bayer Animal Health

Agricultural systems management: MFA Oil Company, Pipestone Systems, Union Pacific, Sydenstrickers, Ag Power, Inc.

Finance: Water Street Solutions, FCS Financial, Lansing Trade Group, LLC, CoBank

Government and agencies: Missouri Department of Agriculture, USDA, Missouri FFA Association

Core Areas of Study

  • Agricultural Marketing System
  • Agribusiness Finance
  • Agricultural Prices
  • International Agribusiness
  • Risk Management

Major requirements for Agribusiness Management degree

Courses for Agribusiness Management degree

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Related Minor

A minor in plant sciences can supplement an agribusiness management degree. Understand how plants impact all aspects of our daily lives, including the food on our plates, the homes we live in
and the fuel in our vehicles.

Check out additional minor opportunities.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Agribusiness Club
  • Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • National Agri-Marketing Association