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Agricultural Business

Program(s) Available: B.S., Minor

Northwest is known for its stellar agriculture programs, and there's a reason for that. Agricultural business majors gain profession-based experiences from day one. If you're interested in this industry, you've come to the right place. 

Why Study Agricultural Business at Northwest

You may be wondering what makes our agriculture programs so special. First, your instructors are experts who have spent years in the industry. You'll gain a comprehensive education centered on agriculture finance, agricultural marketing, agricultural policy and the economics of agricultural production.

Secondly, you'll have access to top-notch facilities. The Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) is a 29,000-square-foot facility that houses classrooms, laboratories, an exposition space and more. The ALC fosters connections and partnerships with local industries, giving students hands-on opportunities.

You'll also spend time at the R.T. Wright Farm. This 448-acre plot of land is only two miles north of our main campus and provides a laboratory experience for students.

In terms of what topics you'll study, students gain well-rounded knowledge of:

  • Agricultural finance: teaches students tools to plan expenditures on assets that extend beyond one year
  • Agricultural marketing: provides a method of determining the value of land to ensure a profitable investment
  • Agricultural policy: students are exposed to tools the government uses to modify free market outcomes associated with the production and marketing of specific crops and livestock
  • Economics of agricultural production: describes the importance of farmers and agribusinesses' reliance on factors and events that occur internationally and determine the price

Faculty members center curriculum on agriculture finance, agricultural marketing, agricultural policy and economics of agricultural production.

Career Ready
Agronomy and agricultural business

“Nothing in your life or job is going to be given to you. Athletics and academics at Northwest have taught me to be resilient through adversity.” — Ben Althoff

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural sales
  • Marketing
  • Grain merchandising
  • Agricultural finance
  • Soil conservationist
  • Precision ag specialist

What Can I Do With a Major in Agricultural Business?

Agricultural Learning Center

Students gather for a meat science lab in the Agricultural Learning Center (ALC). The facility opened in 2021 and is where most ag courses occur.

Agricultural Learning Center

R.T. Wright Farm

The R.T. Wright University Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides a profession-based learning experience with livestock and crops.

R.T. Wright Farm
The impact of value at Northwest
Right size. Right price.
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