Agribusiness Technology - Curriculum

Agribusiness Technology prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally-related operations within diversified corporations. Potential coursework includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.

These curricula are designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable, environmentally sound, community-based small farm or agricultural business. The objective is the development of a workforce knowledgeable in sustainable agriculture practices.

Students will learn the fundamentals of agriculture, focusing on crop production and business. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial and field training. Students will also learn the basic principles of our economic system and government policies and programs relating to agriculture.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in agricultural businesses such as equipment, feed, and agricultural supply sales; store management; farm operations; wholesale and retail produce management; nursery operations; and environmental and agricultural education.

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Agribusiness Technology - Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of budgeting, farm analysis, production costs, business organizations, and general management principles.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of livestock production practices, including health and waste management, the fundamentals of animal feeding and nutrition, and the economic impact of livestock locally, regionally, statewide, and internationally.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of soil management and fertilization.
  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of forage and field crop production practices.
  • Students will identify the principles of sustainable agriculture as they relate to basic production practices.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of agricultural chemicals, application, and safety.
  • Students will explain basic laws affecting the agricultural industry.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic marketing principles for agricultural products.
  • Students will identify equipment parts and explain the basic principles of machinery operation and management and the fundamentals of maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of horticulture, nursery site, and crop selection; cultural practices; and production, managing, and marketing in the horticulture industry.

Agribusiness Technology - Contact


Dr. Johnica Ellis-Kiser

Program Chair - Business Administration

Office 122, Barnhill-Jenkins Center for Innovation, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6656