Agribusiness Markets and Management

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Students in this concentration learn marketing and management skills and meet with industry leaders and managers. This concentration includes many hand-on opportunities for learning from seminars with visiting executives to internships.

Students can study the marketing, pricing and distribution of production inputs and services used by farmers; the marketing and pricing of grain and feed, livestock, and livestock products; and the marketing and pricing of food ingredients and processed food and fiber to businesses and consumers.

  • 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 a career in buying and selling grain, as a grain merchandiser. Others choose to work at commodity exchanges or with member firms trading commodities. Some students 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).
See current requirements View the eight semester plan

For more information about Agribusiness Markets and Management, please contact:
304c Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana Illinois 61801