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Agribusiness: Plant & Soil Science

In addition to the Southeast Missouri State University Cape campus, this degree is offered at our regional campuses in Kennett, Sikeston, and the Poplar Bluff Delivery Site.


Agriculture, like most of our world, has changed dramatically and is infinitely more complex than most people can imagine. Today, most agriculture is seen as a technology- based industry that includes production, agriscience and agribusiness. Not only are agriculture graduates in demand to produce food, but also to package and transport it, market it, regulate its production, and finance it. Agriculture graduates play key roles in monitoring our lakes and streams and planning for the efficient and safe future use of our water supply, land, and other natural resources.
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What You'll Do

  • Take a variety of business-related courses, such as computer applications, accounting, economics, management, marketing, sales, and finance. Many of these courses focus specifically on agriculture.
  • Spend a good deal of time in courses focusing on the scientific aspects of plants and soils, such as soils and soil fertility; pest management; plant breeding, nutrition, and pathology; crop production and physiology, as well as the management of natural resources.
  • Be prepared for scientific and technical careers related to field crops, precision agriculture, soils, farm management, sales, marketing, finance, policy, production, consulting and related areas.
  • Be provided with a basis for graduate work.

What You'll Study

  • AG440 Precision Agriculture
  • AO215 Soils
  • AO260 Integrated Pest Management
  • AO323 Plant Pathology
  • AO420 Crop Physiology

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Crop Consultant
  • Crop and Pest Advisor
  • Extension Agent
  • Farm Manager
  • Field Inspector
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Loan Officer
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Representative
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Technician
  • Rice Breeder
  • Rice Buyer
  • Soil Conservationist


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