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Agriculture - Business

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"The Integrative Business Experience throws you into the business world, so you have field knowledge. It's as close to real-world business as you can get."
Chris Meyer, Marketing major

Area 4: Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Science Degree

The program provides you with a background in all phases of agriculture and specialized courses, which allows you to expand your knowledge in an area of interest.

Why Choose Agriculture-Business at UCM?
Area 4: Horticultural Science

  • UCM has a university farm that consists of 260 acres. The farm is used as a teaching laboratory for students.
  • The farm participates in a leasing program with John Deere to provide students with the opportunity to experience the current technology available in the area of agricultural equipment.
  • UCM has two greenhouses and a lath house. The newest greenhouse is a 5,000 square foot facility possessing state-of-the-art climate control and production capabilities. This facility is utilized in various horticulture courses allows students the opportunity to gain skills in the care, grooming, propagation, and trial marketing of plants.
  • The Mitchell Street farm is a 110-acre farm that is used for agronomical research, forage production, and hands-on experience for agronomy and soils classes.

What will I study?
You will learn by doing through such opportunities as assisting in agronomic field test plot research, helping with variety testing trials, raising plants for a Horticulture Club sale, working with HeatWatch cattle estrus and ultra-sound pregnancy monitoring systems, welding or repairing tractors, and plotting cattle futures.

Courses include:

  • Global Agriculture
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
  • Turfgrass Science

Related areas of concentration:

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Crop and Soil Science

What can I do with a degree in Agriculture-Business?

  • Crop Inspector
  • Landscape Design Manager
  • Plant Researcher
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Sales Manager

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Agriculture-Business, there are several opportunities to be involved:

  • Agriculture Ambassadors
  • Agriculture Club
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • Delta Tau Alpha
  • Horticulture Club

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

Dedicated faculty and well-equipped facilities offer students a quality learning experience. All department faculty members have earned doctorates in their field of specialization.

Learn more about Agriculture-Business at UCM:
Department of Agriculture

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