Agricultural Business Development B.B.A.

Ag business students pose with a food product they created.

Growing markets.

In this exciting time of growth in global opportunity, small and large agricultural businesses in the U.S. have one thing in common: They are all competing for growing local, regional and international markets.

In our agricultural business development Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program, you will combine a knowledge of production agriculture with business and management skills, and be prepared to lead consumer-based businesses related to agriculture and food production.

In our full-semester internship, you will put all your skills and course learning together through supervised fieldwork in a selected agriculture business or agriculture service organization.

As a graduate of our program, your unique combination of skills and experience in production, marketing and management will set you on a track to owning or managing a wide range of agricultural businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Create and successfully operate their own agricultural enterprise
  • Seek financing and maintain positive relationships with creditors and financial institutions
  • Identify market opportunities and successfully utilize the opportunities to improve profitability
  • Form, create and maintain effective relationships with the non-agriculture community
  • Develop, manage and maintain and effective interpersonal skills in the corporate and family business setting
  • Question, investigate, analyze, evaluate, and communicate in agribusiness
  • Interact with peers toward the accomplishment of effectively collaborating with agribusiness peers
  • Adapt to a constantly changing agribusiness environment, and identify realistic goals and inventions for short- and long-term business planning
  • Assess the range of one’s abilities, accept responsibility for setting realistic goals, and implement a plan for personal and professional well-being

Interested in a minor? Check out our Cannabis Industry and Agricultural Human Resource Management minors.

Courtney Sarlouis

Courtney Sarlouis

Internship Student, Agricultural Business Development B.B.A
Courtney will complete a 12-week, four-credit internship with Ditlevsdal Bison Farm in Morud, Denmark, which includes learning about farm’s diverse agricultural businesses that includes the Bison, a restaurant, agritourism, and bed and breakfast. She will specifically learn about international trade, farm management and have the opportunity to travel. Courtney will graduate with her bachelor's degree in agricultural business development in May 2023. Her future plans involve crop production and commodity marketing.

Partnering with Nelson Farms provides our students with real-world experience in value-added agriculture and product development. Student-created products are sold in their store and across the New York State Thruway via TasteNY.

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