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Agribusiness Markets and Management

Agribusiness Markets and Management

Students learn marketing and management skills and meet with industry leaders and managers. This concentration includes many hands-on opportunities for learning including seminars, internships, and international experiences.

Students study the marketing, pricing and distribution of production inputs, grain and feed, livestock and livestock products, food ingredients, and processed food.

  • Students are prepared for entry-level management and marketing positions and are sought by firms involved in the production, marketing, sales and financing of farm inputs, agricultural commodities and food ingredients and products.
  • Students develop skills in management, strategic planning, and human resource management. They begin their careers as management trainees, sales representatives, technical analysts, or in specialty areas such as marketing, procurement or finance.
  • Some students decide to pursue careers in buying and selling grain as grain merchandisers. Others choose to work at commodity exchanges or with firms trading commodities. Some pursue direct marketing positions with chemical, seed, fertilizer, machinery, food ingredient or food product firms.
  • Specific courses required include Agricultural Marketing (222),  Food and Agribusiness Management (231) and  Accounting and Accountancy, II (202).

Career Opportunity: Agricultural Marketing Consultant, Hueber Report

Kelley Fornoff
Kelley Fornoff An ag marketing consultant works with farmers to derive a farm marketing plan that is specific to their needs, then helps market their product to local grain elevators. She also helps analyze each day’s market activity and writes daily commentary to send to customers, providing market updates and the current outlook on commodities. Read more
Did You Know...

The International Business Immersion Program, a food supply chain study abroad experience, has taken more than 150 ACE students around the world to study food companies globally.