Agriculture Enterprise Management

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What is Agriculture Enterprise Management?

Would you like to manage agricultural enterprises in your future career?  If so, this minor will help you develop the skills to effectively manage agri-based enterprises and to analyze data in order to make objective decisions.  You will learn to understand and analyze the current environment and agricultural pricing and marketing issues that confront agriculture and how to manage them appropriately; as well as how all aspects of agriculture work together and are used by financiers, marketers, and producers.  In the agribusiness industry sector, it is vital that managers understand the sources and uses of credits for agribusiness and the role of government in agriculture financing (i.e. funding framework for farmers, cooperatives and agribusinesses).  You will learn how to sell and market agricultural commodities and manage distribution of those products and co-ordinate customer services.

Why complete an Agriculture Enterprise Management minor?

Students will be prepared for a variety of careers with public, private, nonprofit and governmental agencies in agribusiness related work, such as:  managing agriculture-based enterprises; agricultural banking and funding for farmers and agri-businesses; working in commodities markets, trading and analysis; marketing and logistics, or business planning for agricultural activities; etc.  Students from all backgrounds can be successful in both this minor, and in a career as an agricultural enterprise manager.


What courses will I take in an Agriculture Enterprise Management minor?

Agriculture Enterprise Management Program Planning Guide (pdf)

What programs offer an Agriculture Enterprise Management minor?

When you apply to the U of L for admission, you apply to a program (degree or certificate) and a major. A six-course minor in Agriculture Enterprise Management is available as an adjunct to all majors in the following programs starting in 16/17 and later:

In some cases, achievement of the minor will require a student to take extra courses. For students who complete all the requirements, the minor will be acknowledged on the official transcript.