Agribusiness Management

Program Description

  • Comprehensive two-year retail agricultural; input/supply business management program.

  • Professional training - classroom and real world experiences.

  • Highly technical coursework based on industry standards.

  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer, Fuel, Crop Protection, Grain, operations and management; these are emphasized and critical to retail agribusiness success.

  • Professional organizations for developing technical skills and leadership.

  • Agricultural leaders serve as advisory committee members to guide the program.

  • The human capital and technical sector of American agriculture.


Develop Career Skills

  • Sales and Human Relations

  • Marketing and Management

  • Merchandising and Marketing

  • Precision Agriculture

  • Animal Nutrition and Management

  • Application of Plant Nutrients and Crop Protection Programs

Award Options

  • Associate in Applied Science - Agribusiness Management

Career Placement

Career placement for graduates seeking meaningful employment is 100%. This validates our proven track record of placement. The industry currently has a huge demand for qualified personnel. Starting salaries and wages are competitive to other industries and many career options include benefits packages. Our graduates compete for the same career opportunities that graduates from universities apply for.

Job Outlook

Agricultural managers are projected to gain jobs, growing by about 6 percent. Full-time, salaried agricultural managers have median weekly earnings of $775. The middle half earned between $570 and $1,269 per week. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $358, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $1,735 per week.

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Employment Experience

  • Earn your way through school. MCC offers a debt free degree.
  • Work experience for each semester, during the busiest times in agriculture.
  • High tech or low tech, you choose the location and the business as long as it will help you reach your career goals.
  • 2,000 hours of documented, real world work experience is the average for each graduate.
  • Learn to apply classroom information to the real world of retail agribusiness.

Eastern Iowa Agriculture Learning Cooperative

Bellevue Community Schools Calamus- Wheatland Comm. Schools
Centerville Community Schools Columbus Community Schools
Eddyville - Blacksburg Schools Fairfield Community Schools
Harmony Community Schools Louisa-Muscatine Comm. Schools
Lone Tree Community Schools Maquoketa Community Schools
Moravia Community Schools Moulton -Udell Community Schools
Muscatine Community Schools New Hampton Community Schools
North Scott Community Schools North Mahaska Community Schools
Northeast Community Schools Oskaloosa Community Schools
Pekin Community Schools Preston Community Schools
Seymour Community Schools Tipton Community Schools
West Liberty Community Schools Washington Community Schools

These are schools that currently partner with MCC Ag in the form of articulation, dual credit courses or both.

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    • Agriculture Science & Technology
      Department Instructor

      Paul Martin
      563- 288-6019

      Admissions Officer
      Ben Huntington
      563-288-6007
      FAX 563-288-6014

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