Agriculture is one of the largest and most diverse industries in the world. Whether your future is in farming, or related careers like crop and seed production, fertilizer sales and application or ag lending, our program will get you there.
Whether you want to work on the family farm or in agribusiness, a combination of classroom hours and occupational internships will teach you the scientific, technical, marketing, and business skills you need to succeed.
Some common abilities you need include an aptitude for creative problem solving; sound judgment; the ability to make decisions; solid estimation skills; good personnel and resource management skills; and excellent communication skills.
If you’d like to become involved in the community, the Ag Club is a great way to do it. The club promotes leadership, educational advancement and group participation at the local, state and national levels. You also can participate in the Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Organization at state and national levels.
Professional Certificates or an AAS degree in Agriculture provide the skills for a wide variety of careers, including farming, ranching, crop and seed production, fertilizer sales and application, pest and weed control, seed sales, production agriculture, agricultural lending, and agricultural retail sales. Salaries can range from $43,900 to $61,200.
If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree, SFCC’s Associate of Arts (AA) degree will prepare you for transfer to a four-year college.
Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).
- This program is offered at the Sedalia campus.