Agricultural Business Management

Agricultural Business Management Careers

The changing face of agriculture has resulted in new and challenging career opportunities for those interested in the active field. 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 collections 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
  • agriculture production
  • agriculture sales and marketing
  • agriculture finance


Starting Wages: $29,000 – $36,000 per year*


Ag Leader Technology Ames, IA
FS Growmark Waverly, IA
MaxYield Cooperative Emmetsburg, IA
Pioneer Hi-bred Johnston and Reinbeck, IA
United Ag Products Winthrop, IA

*As reported by the Agriculture and Natural Resources department

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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