The minor in Agricultural Business is open to all students who desire to complete an integrated set of courses where they learn how to apply economic principles and business management tools to a broad range of agricultural and small business management applications. Students will develop skills in agricultural production management, financial management, marketing, and international development and trade. These skills will be valuable to students seeking careers at agricultural companies, or as owner-operators in their own businesses.

The minor is highly complementary to the major fields of study that focus on the agricultural sciences (e.g., most majors within the College of Agricultural Sciences) and those that focus on other technical fields where applied business management skills are relevant. Applicable courses that contribute to the minor include core cores in agricultural economics, financial management, product and commodity marketing, law and policy, and agribusiness management.

Effective Fall 2021

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis3
Elective Courses15
Select 15 credits from the following:
Agricultural Marketing
Agricultural and Resource Product Marketing
Personnel Management in Agriculture
Small Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Business Management
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Agricultural Law
Agricultural Production Management
Agricultural Finance
Agricultural Commodities Marketing
International Agricultural Trade
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Study Abroad--Italy: Economics of the Renaissance in Modern Italy
Study Abroad--Italy: Food and Resource Economics
Agricultural Policy
Program Total Credits:21