Ag Business Management

Careers

Positions

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

Employers

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

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Agricultural Equipment Operators $28,500 $38,100 $43,000
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $38,000 $57,000 $66,600
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $31,900 $46,000 $53,000

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

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