Ag Business Management



The changing face of agriculture has resulted in new and challenging career opportunities. Graduates work in fields and offices with individual farmers and large farming operations on all aspects of agriculture, including:

  • Agriculture technology
  • Agriculture production
  • Agriculture sales and marketing
  • Agriculture finance

Graduates may find working as:

  • Agronomy specialists
  • Crop scouts
  • Equipment/parts assistants
  • Grain merchandisers
  • Farm and business managers
  • GPS/GIS technologists
  • Research assistants

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Agricultural Equipment Operators $27,900 $35,200 $38,900
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $40,700 $56,200 $63,900
Precision Agriculture Technicians $31,800 $48,800 $57,300

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Ag Leader Technology Ames, IA
AgVantage FS Waverly, IA
Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred Johnston and Reinbeck, IA
Mid-Iowa Cooperative Beaman, IA
United Agri Products, Inc. Winthrop, IA
Youngblut Ag Dysart, IA
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