Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
The Agribusiness degree prepares students for careers in the nation’s growing agribusiness sector which provides the products and services for the production, processing, and distribution of food and fiber. Students integrate business management principles with technical knowledge to develop practical decision-making skills.
The Agricultural Economics degree provides opportunities in Food and Fiber Marketing, Farm and Ranch Management, and Resource Economics. Students gain expertise for a variety of jobs in agriculturally-oriented business firms and agencies.
Courses Include:
Introduction to Agricultural Economics; Financial Accounting; Elementary Statistics; Communications in Agriculture; Introduction to Agriculture Education; Principles of Horticulture; Ecology of Natural Resources; Introduction to Plant Science; Introduction to Soil Science; Personal Leadership skills in Agriculture; Introduction to Animal Science

Career Opportunities
Some possible avenues for professional activities after graduation in Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership include:

Agriculture Economics
Bank Officer Buyer Economist
Farmer Lobbyist Researcher
Operating your own farm or ranch business Professional farm and ranch management
Agricultural real estate and appraisal Extension and agricultural credit
Agricultural marketing organizations Food and fiber processing or manufacturing firms
Wholesalers such as food brokers Retail grocery firms
Governmental agencies Local and state planning agencies
Environmental protection boards Federal agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Inter and Commerce and other agencies working with natural resources and environmental protection.

Ag Economist Analyst Buyer
Client Services Commodity Trader Construction Management Trainee
Country Elevator Manager Credit Analyst Crop Protection Chemicals
Customer Service Representative Extension Assistant Feedmill Supervisor
Manufacturing Trainee Market Research Analyst Marketing Associate
Operations Analyst Processor Production Manager
Program Development Coordinator Purchasing Manager Real Estate Appraiser
Sales Associate Specialty Products Division Strategic Analyst
Territory Manager Underwriter

Student Opportunities
Shotgun Shooting Sports Club

  • The CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Club is one of the most active clubs on campus, hosting weekly 5-stand or trap and skeet shoots open to all club members and guests. The club includes students, faculty and staff, and is very active in fundraising and FFA/4H shooting events. Participants in the club have an opportunity to learn six separate shooting sports, including: International Skeet and Trap, American Skeet and Trap, Five-Stand, and Sporting Clays.
  • Many four-year schools within the state offer shooting sports clubs for CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Members to continue their pursuit of competitive shooting as they continue their education. Schools with shooting sports clubs in the state include OSU, OU, and TU.

Shotgun Shooting Sports Team

  • The CSC Shotgun Shooting Sports Team is composed of the best shooters from the Shooting Sports Club. Team members travel to multiple ACUI shooting competitions (listed below) throughout the region each semester.
  • Ten scholarships will be available each semester for those students that qualify.

Degree Plan
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