This fall, become a part of the expanding and lucrative field of Agriculture Business Management with a degree from Southwestern Illinois College.
SWIC’s Agriculture Business Management program is designed to prepare students for careers in production agriculture and farm-related businesses. Given that the program consists of five semesters and 64 semester credits, the degree can be completed in only two years.
You can take classes in Crop Machinery & Equipment, Agriculture Sales, Animal Science and Agriculture Finance, to name a few.
“The degree program covers every aspect of agriculture business management from soil and crop science to agricultural marketing,” said Program Coordinator Kelcey Trewin. “There is such a huge need for these skills in the Midwest, especially in Illinois, which has such huge corn, soybean and pork industries.
Students completing the program will find a great demand for their skills and services in agriculture chemicals, feed, fertilizer, grain, seeds and other ag-related supply and service businesses. For example, graduates of this degree will be qualified for entry-level careers in: budget analyst, buyer and purchasing agent of farm products, farm and ranch manager, financial analyst, insurance adjuster and marketing specialist.
Registration is currently under way for the fall semester. Classes start Monday, Aug. 22.