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Agribusiness Production - Diploma

72 Credits
DIP 3153
Degree Description

Emphasis Areas available include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Diversified

Program emphasis areas provide learners with an opportunity for study in the areas of plant and animal production. The crop production areas consist of selection, planning, management, harvesting, and marketing. Areas of soil science are also studied focusing on fertility, conservation, and tillage. The animal production study consists of areas in breeding, feeding, care, management, and marketing. In addition, courses in farm machinery, buildings and structures, farm management, farm accounting, farm business analysis, and farm business reorganization provide a broad-based program of study. Learners will be required to keep a complete farm record for analysis and interpretation. An on-the-farm internship will be 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. Prepare and assess a livestock management plan
  2. Develop and assess a soil and crop management plan
  3. Perform farm business operations
  4. Utilize a comprehensive farm business plan
  5. Demonstrate approved management practices used to select, cultivate and harvest agricultural crops
  6. Demonstrate effective participation in an agribusiness team

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 (14 Courses)

You must complete all of the following classes:
AGEC1100 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3 Credits)
AGEC1200 Principles of Farm Records (3 Credits)
AGEC2400 Commodity Marketing Principles (3 Credits)
AGEC2250 Farm Business Planning & Analysis (4 Credits)
AGEC2500 Agribusiness Transfer & Law (2 Credits)
AGEC2450 Commodity Marketing Strategies (2 Credits)
AGRI1800 Employer/Employee Relations (2 Credits)
AGRI2700 Agricultural Technology Seminar (2 Credits)
ANSC1100 Livestock Production Principles (3 Credits)
MEAG1500 Facility Maintenance (3 Credits)
MEAG2200 Planning Farmstead Environments (3 Credits)
PLSC1100 Soils I (3 Credits)
PLSC1300 Agronomy I (2 Credits)
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)

Internship (11 Credits)

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

Agribusiness Emphasis Areas (19 Credits)

Select at least 19 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, MEAG1610, AGEC2600, AGBS2015

Diversified Emphasis: Select 19 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.