Agricultural Business Management

Agricultural Business Management Careers

The changing face of agriculture has resulted in new and challenging career opportunities. Agricultural employees work in fields and offices dealing with individuals, corporations, plants, animals, and equipment in the agriculture production cycle. Students are prepared for technical careers using GPS, data collection systems, and geospatial mapping software. Emphasis is placed on the application of these technologies in agriculture production.

Graduates find employment working as:

  • agronomy specialists
  • crop scouts
  • equipment/parts assistants
  • grain merchandisers
  • farm and business managers
  • GPS/GIS technologists
  • research assistants

Graduates may work in:

  • agriculture production
  • agriculture sales and marketing
  • agriculture finance

Starting Wages: $30,800 – $54,500 per year*

*Iowa Workforce Development


Ag Leader Technology Ames, IA
AgVantage FS Waverly, IA
MaxYield Cooperative Emmetsburg, IA
Pioneer Hi-Bred Johnston and Reinbeck, IA
United Agri Products, Inc. Winthrop, IA

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Program Advisors

Brad Kinsinger
Bremer Hall 111D
319-296-2329 ext.1321
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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