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Agribusiness Service and Management - Diploma

72 Credits
DIP 3151
Degree Description

Emphasis Areas available include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Diversified

Program emphasis areas are designed to prepare learners to sell and deliver services as employees of agribusiness firms in the crop and livestock related industries. Duties include performance of retail and office procedural tasks, preparation and implementation of marketing programs, sales and sales management, preparation of financial and business reports, delivery of products and services, and managing selected aspects of these businesses. The program includes technical agriculture courses in the areas of plant, soil, and animal science as well as agricultural industry equipment operation and maintenance. The courses in business include the subject areas of accounting, business procedures, interpersonal communication, financial/business management, marketing, selling, and computer operations. An 11 credit supervised occupational internship in an agribusiness firm is required.  The A.A.S. Degree includes 15 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Diploma includes up to 6 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences respectively.

Degree/Diploma Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective participation on an agribusiness team
  2. Maintain and safely operate industry equipment
  3. Demonstrate financial management skills
  4. Demonstration promotion and selling of agricultural services and products
  5. Develop and maintain records required for successful employment

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (15 Courses)

You must complete all of the following classes:
AGBS1100 Agricultural Selling Skills (3 Credits)
AGBS2015 Commercial Driver's License (1 Credit)
AGBS2150 Agribusiness Financial Management (4 Credits)
AGEC1100 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3 Credits)
AGEC2400 Commodity Marketing Principles (3 Credits)
AGEC2450 Commodity Marketing Strategies (2 Credits)
AGEC2500 Agribusiness Transfer & Law (2 Credits)
AGRI1800 Employer/Employee Relations (2 Credits)
AGRI2700 Agricultural Technology Seminar (2 Credits)
ANSC1100 Livestock Production Principles (3 Credits)
PLSC1100 Soils I (3 Credits)
PLSC1300 Agronomy I (2 Credits)
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)
MEAG1500 Facility Maintenance (3 Credits)
MEAG1700 Agricultural Industry Machinery Maintenance (3 Credits)

Internship (11 Credits)

Complete 11 credits
AGRI2780 Agribusiness Internship (1 - 9 Credits)

Agribusiness Emphasis Areas (18 Credits)

Select at least 18 credits from one of the following Agribusiness emphasis areas.

Animal Science Emphasis: ANSC1105,1200,1205,1305 ANSC2100, SWPR1050,1200,1300,1500,2000, PLSC1105, AGEC2600

Agronomy Emphasis: PLSC1105,1200,1205,1400,2100,2700, AGEC2600, AGBS2990,2995

Diversified Emphasis: Select 18 credits from any of these departments: AGEC, AGBS, AGRI, ANSC, MEAG, PLSC or SWPR.

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 Course)

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Area 1:

Additional Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 Course)

Choose 1 course from MnTC Goal Areas 2 through 10.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.