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The agribusiness sequence includes courses in agriculture, agribusiness, economics and business. Graduates find career opportunities in sales, finance, grain and livestock marketing, farm management, food industry management and the commodity futures industry. Students graduating in this sequence with the combination of business, science and applied agriculture courses are sought after and valuable employees in the agricultural industry.

View the online Undergraduate Catalog for more about curriculum requirements, course descriptions, general education requirements, and additional degree requirements.

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Opportunities for Students

Students can enhance their classroom experiences by:

Graduating students have great career opportunities. Nationally the job market is excellent. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study indicates that there will be a significant shortage of college-educated individuals in the scientific and business specialties associated with the U.S. food and agricultural system

Possible Job Titles in the Area of Agribusiness

  • Accountant
  • Farm Manager
  • Commodity Trader
  • Credit Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Policy Analyst
  • Market Advisor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • International Trader
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Manager


Illinois State University

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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