The Agriculture program covers a broad spectrum of agriculture, life sciences, technology and business to prepare individuals to work in many areas of the agriculture industry. Upon completion, individuals may return to the family farm, operate small business, join the agriculture workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Our communities thrive on agriculture, and a skilled workforce in this industry is essential to the success of our region. Offered exclusively at the Edison State Darke County Campus.♦
Some possible careers for those interested in Agriculture include family farming, entrepreneur, agriculture communications, agriculture equipment sales, seed specialist, agronomist, agriculture chemical sales, commodity grader/inspector, grain broker, crop insurance agent, equipment maintenance technician, safety coordinator, horticulture/greenhouse manager, production manager, agriculture lending and consultant.
Program Outcomes ►
The student will
►demonstrate skills in oral and written communication;
►recognize the value of good ethical standards and their application to business and agriculture;
►develop industry awareness and skills for agriculture and related industries;
►develop leadership and team building to promote collaboration and advocacy;
►analyze how industry behavior contributes to success, performance and compliance;
►demonstrate current and emerging strategies and technologies used in agriculture;
►develop skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business operations;
►examine and employ economic principles, concepts and policies to accomplish organizational goals and profitability;
►demonstrate ability to evaluate the situation and recommend action;
►demonstrate understanding of proper care and production of plant, animal or natural resource products; and
►demonstrate ability to use latest technology to evaluate data and make productive decisions.