Agribusiness Management

Agribusiness Management

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Ms. Ruthi Bloomfield
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Phone: 517-432-5298

The Agribusiness Management major is designed to meet the needs of students interested in careers with agricultural input supply, agricultural production, agricultural finance, commodity assembly and processing, and agricultural marketing organizations.

The program, which focuses on the managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector, provides a system wide perspective of managerial
problems confronting such organizations. Faculty members associated with the program maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies.

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that many more agribusiness careers are available than there are qualified people to fill them. The shortage will be greatest for managers, financial specialists and marketing/sales representatives — the careers upon which our program focuses.

To see courses required by this major, visit the Agribusiness Management major listing in the MSU course catalog.

Career Opportunities
Commodity Trader
Farm Owner or Manager
Manufacturing Manager
Marketing, Advertising
Public Relations Manager
Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager

A sampling of companies hiring MSU grads:
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
The Andersons
Crop Production Service
Dow Agrisciences
Golden Harvest
Greenstone Farm Credit Service
JB Swift
John Deere
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Milk Producers
Northstar Cooperative
Pioneer HiBred
Red Gold Tomatoes
Smithfield Foods
US Department of Agriculture