Agriculture

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$42,000

average full-time salary for 2017-18 agriculture graduates

Explore many facets of agricultural and life sciences with this flexible degree. Tailor a course of study to your interests, whether in production agriculture, life sciences or natural resources. Choose concentration areas from the College’s 11 other degree programs to create your own unique college experience.

Career Opportunities

Acquire a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to obtain the skills you need to succeed in a variety of careers. Agriculture-related industries you might consider include:

  • Production & Management. Use your agricultural knowledge to work for an agribusiness company or operate your own farm to produce the crops and livestock that feed the world.
  • Sales & Marketing. Use interpersonal and writing skills to bring customers to your business. You might work for multinational companies such as Anheuser-Busch, DuPont or John Deere.
  • Research. Help answer questions about some of today’s most pressing agriculture, food and natural resource issues. You could work for public institutions like universities, or governmental agencies.

Career Possibilities Include

  • Farm Operations
  • Financial Consulting and Lending
  • Agricultural Policy Research
  • Marketing Management
  • Production Management
  • Sales and Account Management
  • Commodities Merchandising
  • Sales Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • See more common career paths

Internship & Employment

  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Hormel
  • Independent Stave Company
  • Sensient Food Company
  • Stine Seed Company
  • Sydenstricker
  • Syngenta

Hands-On Learning

As an agriculture student, your chances to gain hands-on experience through research and internships are almost limitless.

  • Learning Labs. In CAFNR, you can dive into real-world, interdisciplinary experiences through our student-operated, full-service floral shop, café, ice cream parlor, meat market and at our research centers throughout the state. These services showcase CAFNR’s signature research, education and outreach programs while providing top-quality products to the public and experience for our students.
  • Internships. Work in on-campus internships or employment as a lab technician – especially if you’re interested in a career in the life sciences. Off-campus, training with companies or government agencies will provide invaluable experience that will serve you well after graduation.

Classes You Might Take

Signature Experience

One of the many unique experiences available for agriculture students are signature study abroad programs. CAFNR offers more than 15 programs across the globe over winter, spring and summer break, in addition to semester-long options.

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Minors

Related Minor

A minor in agricultural systems management can supplement an agriculture degree. Curriculum in this program will put you at the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture, environmental
protection and related industries.

Check out additional minor opportunities

Clubs & Organizations

  • Dairy Club
  • Collegiate FFA
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Swine Club