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Agricultural Business (B.S.)

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Good to Grow

Agricultural business blends a strong foundation in business training with specialized coursework in agricultural topics to prepare students for careers in 21st century agribusiness. Coursework focuses on the following agriculture topics: management, marketing, finance and policy. Agricultural business majors tend to work for agricultural lenders, local cooperatives, implement companies, etc. in roles like commodity merchandiser and farm management specialist.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy both business and agriculture.
  • Involved in 4-H, FFA or other agriculture-related activities.
  • Interested in agriculture, food or natural resource industries.
  • Want a variety of ag-related career options.
  • Interested in farming, ranching or land.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial services
  • Sales
  • Commodity trading/marketing
  • Agribusiness manager
  • Production agriculture

Recent Employers

  • CHS, Inc.
  • Dacotah Bank
  • Advantage Land Company
  • Hurley & Associates
  • Agtegra

Internship Opportunities

  • Farm marketing consultant intern
  • Accounting intern
  • Cattle buyer intern
  • Ag credit intern
  • Grain marketing intern

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.