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Agriculture Business

About the Program

The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting.

The computer labs, campus farm, and greenhouses provide an ideal setting for hands on learning. To gain practical experience on and off campus internships are available. Numerous area agriculture businesses provide opportunities for field trips, internships, and employment. Student clubs such as the Agriculture Ambassadors provide opportunities for leadership development and community service.

Career Opportunities

A career in Agriculture Business is both financially rewarding and personally challenging.

For job seekers, it is probably the most readily available entry-level position in the agriculture industry. Numerous specialized companies throughout Northern California require qualified persons for marketing, sales, finance, policy, government, farm and ranch management, and international trade and development.

For job entry and advancement, however, certain basic skills remain fundamental. These include proficiency in computers, record keeping, finance, management and marketing.

Agriculture Business Career Opportunities

• Bookkeeper
• Business Manager
• Business Owner
• Commodity Broker
• Community Development
• Consultant
• Equipment Dealer
• Farm and Ranch Manager
• International Development Specialist
• Insurance Agent
• Land Appraiser
• Livestock Buyer
• Loan Officer
• Management Specialist
• Produce Buyer
• Public Relations
• Retail Sales
• Sales Representative

Agriculture Value Chain for California

Research Brief, 2011

Contact Information:

Bruce Hicks, Advisor
Agriculture Business
530-895-2540
hicksbr@butte.edu

Department Office: AHPS 251
Department Phone: 530-895-2551
Department Fax: 530-895-2443

For more information on recommended sequence of study and required courses for the major, view the Butte College Catalog.

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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