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Production Agriculture

Associate Degree Program

Production agriculture involves the growing and marketing of plants and livestock. A thorough knowledge of marketing, management, and finance combined with production skills prepares students for a career as an agricultural producer.

This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Agricultural/marketing service USDA and state government
  • Chemical applicator
  • Conservation agronomist
  • Consumer safety inspector
  • Natural resources conservation service
  • Production agriculture management trainee
  • Production agriculture salesperson
  • Production manager
  • Soil conservation technician
  • USDA and state animal and plant health inspector
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $25,000 - $40,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Apply basic agribusiness management procedures to production and marketing of agriculture products.
  2. Integrate pest management procedures into crop production techniques.
  3. Demonstrate production techniques related to sustainable agriculture.
  4. Demonstrate scheduling, production, marketing, harvesting, and safe handling of crops.
  5. Describe the importance of poultry, livestock, and crop production to the agriculture industry.
  6. Assess breeding, care, and nutrition of livestock animals.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!