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Why Study Agricultural Business?

Interested in a career in agribusiness or farming? The Agricultural Business Program at UW-River Falls combines technical agriculture, business and economics to provide you with a comprehensive foundation for a career in the agriculture sector.

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Apply economic theories and analytic skills including supply and demand, price analysis, marketing, sales and risk management.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences using a variety of formats. 
  • Understand how government policy affects agribusiness.
  • Make sound and ethical business decisions using data and relevant tools (budgets, statistics, etc.).


Types of Courses

  • Agricultural Business Accounting
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Markets and Prices
  • Cooperatives
  • Economics and Management in Agriculture
  • Farm Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistical Methods
  • World Food and Populations

“My favorite experience has been my study abroad experience in Argentina. While abroad, I learned about various comparative agricultural practices including knowledge of new methods such as their dairy production. Hands down, choosing to study abroad was the best choice I made while in college and I would do anything to do it again. It changed my perspective on agriculture today.”

- Ryan Rademacher, agricultural business and communication studies major

4-Year Plan

Potential Careers

Agricultural business majors have options. You’ll be prepared for a broad spectrum of roles including:

  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Agronomy Sales
  • Dairy Plant Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Rural Appraiser