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Agriculture

Why?

Agriculture today is one of the largest and most diverse industries in the world. Careers in agriculture can be exciting and uniquely self-satisfying. The opportunities are numerous and the salaries competitive. The agriculture industry accounts for over 60% of the marketable commodities produced and sold in Missouri.  This influences the demand for educated workers to produce, process, store, sell, and ship these goods to foreign and domestic markets. 

Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture

SFCC's AAS in Agriculture program provides a vast assortment of opportunities. Students interested in agriculture are self-motivated, goal-oriented, and take a tenacious, creative approach to problem solving. The technical and business skills to be gained will provide an advantage to work on the family farm or pursue a job in agribusiness. The program combines instruction with job experience. In addition to regular classroom hours, students work for a major industry in the career field chosen with an occupational internship. The internship provides a unique opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in class to work situations.

Professional Certificate in Agronomy

The Professional Certificate in Agronomy focuses on the skills required for certification by The American Society of Agronomy and The Missouri Certified Crop Adviser Board. The student will study plant growth and development, crop production, soil formation, composition and properties, soil nutrient management, crop scouting, pest management, and agricultural chemicals.

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Professional Certificate in Agricultural Business

The Professional Certificate in Agricultural Business is designed to provide the student with business skills specific to Agriculture. Career paths such as production agriculture, agricultural lending, commodity marketing, risk management, business management, and agricultural retail sales would be well served by completion of this certificate. Students learn valuable skills in price risk management through hedging practices, effective management of business resources and leadership of human resources, analyzing economic factors and their relationship to agriculture, basic salesmanship skills, and the impact of agriculture and food policy on the agriculture industry.

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View COURSE CATALOG for all program requirements.

Contact

Brad Driskill
Program Coordinator
Potter-Ewing Building, Room 410
(660) 596-7238


Agriculture/Horticulture Faculty

Kerri Bates
Potter-Ewing Building

Agriculture Club

The Ag Club works within the community to promote and develop leadership, educational advancement, and group participation of members at the local, state, and national level. Members participate in state and national conventions where awards and scholarships are earned.

The Ewing Scholarship Trust

The Ewing Scholarship Trust was established with a bequest from Duane and Beulah "Bird" Ewing to the SFCC Foundation and is dedicated to the promotion of the SFCC agriculture programs and its students.  

 

 

West Central Aggies Young Farmers

Free seminars for area farmers

Check back in the fall for information about upcoming free seminars.

Contact: Brad Driskill at (660) 596-7238

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