Agricultural 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 $26,700 $35,500 $39,900
Precision Agriculture Technicians $31,800 $48,300 $56,500
Farm Product Buyers and Purchasing Agents $34,100 $56,700 $67,900
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $38,600 $54,300 $62,100

Source: 2016 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
MaxYield Cooperative Emmetsburg, IA
Pioneer Hi-Bred Johnston and Reinbeck, IA
United Agri Products, Inc. Winthrop, IA
Youngbult Ag Dysart, IA

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