Agricultural Systems Management

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Agricultural systems management combines interests in machines and business. This career puts you at the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture, environmental protection and related industries. Through coursework in areas such as agricultural structures, hydraulics, precision agriculture, machinery and safety, you’ll be prepared for managing any number of agricultural operations and well-versed in the equipment necessary for completing tasks.

Career Opportunities

Acquire business and technical skills while earning your degree in agricultural systems management from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

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

  • Grain Elevator Management
  • Farm Operations
  • Herd Management
  • Agricultural Equipment Maintenance
  • Precision Agriculture Consulting
  • Agricultural Equipment and Parts Sales
  • Livestock Product Sales

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Ag Engineering BuildingAgricultural and Power Equipment Manufacturing

Our students train in precision agriculture, hydraulics, electrical circuits, engines and machinery management. Farm equipment
and manufacturing companies value product developers, managers and supervisors with these skills.

Equipment Sales and Service

The degree’s combination of strong product knowledge and an understanding of business and marketing are an excellent fit for agricultural machinery dealerships seeking technical sales representatives. Dealerships typically offer equipment maintenance services where you can assist farmers by repairing and enhancing farm equipment. Our graduates often go directly into management-level positions.

Food Production and Processing

Food production and processing companies look for graduates to work as grain elevator and mill operators and managers to properly handle, store and process crops and materials.

Government

Learning about pesticide application, water management and irrigation systems, animal waste management systems, and watershed management can lead to careers with state and federal agencies who seek consultants and specialists to oversee and regulate these areas.

Student works on lawn mowerPrevious Internship Highlights

Agronomic crops: ADM, Monsanto, Bunge, DuPont Pioneer

Grain and transportation: MFA, Bartlett and Company, CGB Enterprises, Inc.

Agricultural equipment: John Deere, AGCO, Case IH

Agencies and commodities: Missouri Pork Association, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Core Areas of Study

  • Agricultural Structures
  • Hydraulics
  • Agricultural Safety
  • Principles of Management
  • Agricultural Marketing System
  • Precision Agriculture

Major requirements for Agricultural Systems Management degree

Courses for Agricultural Systems Management degree

Download the degree program overview (PDF)

Related Certificate in Precision Agriculture Technology

A certificate in precision agriculture technology can supplement an agricultural systems management degree. Gain in-demand skills while building a strong foundation in data and machinery management and learning ways to maximize profit.

Precision Agriculture Certificate

Check out additional minor and certificate programs opportunities

Clubs & Organizations

  • ASM Club
  • Torq’N Tigers (Quarter-Scale Tractor Pulling Team)