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Business Administration: Agriculture Emphasis

Associate Degree Program - 64 Credits

South Dakota and other agriculture states across the nation are in search of professionals who can effectively lead personnel, problem-solve today's issues and plan for future opportunities in South Dakota’s No. 1 industry. You can focus your coursework with an emphasis in Agriculture through Southeast Technical College’s Business Administration program. 

As an agribusiness professional, you will have employment opportunities in agriculture-related business including sales, customer service and finance. 

What is Agribusiness?

Agribusiness encompasses farming and farm related commercial activities.  This includes manufacturing, distribution, finance, sales, and general knowledge of farm operations. Key business principles are taught along with crop science, animal science, agricultural marketing, agriculture finance and land and resource management. Each business program provides emphases in: 

  • Problem-solving 
  • Communication
  • Technical skills
  • Professionalism

The Business Administration program at Southeast Technical College fine-tunes your skills in several key business areas: accounting, professional selling, management, marketing andcommunication.

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Why Choose Southeast Tech?  

During your business coursework in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you will learn from top industry professionals. Their immersive curriculum will help you build your skills to enter the market in a mid-level management position. This program is taught in a traditional classroom style in the George S. Mickelson Center with Fridays off. Your coursework also helps you: 

See the Big Picture: You will explore key ag business topics, such as: 

  • Crop production 
  • Global economics 
  • Animal behavior 
  • Soil types 
  • Ag terms 
  • Impact of current events

Think Critically: With the help of your STC faculty, you will learn to analyze and interpret ag data to make informed decisions. 

Gain Professionalism: As a management professional from Southeast Tech, you will exhibit ethical and professional behavior.

Explore Classes   

Southeast Tech’s curriculum for the Business Administration: Agriculture Emphasis includes classes in Principles of Marketing, Agriculture Marketing, Intro to Economics, Data Analytics for Agribusiness, Animal Nutrition, and Land and Resource Management. 


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Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Dennis Peters

Business Administration
Mickelson Center 110D

Jessica Weber

Accounting Instructor
Mickelson Center 110G

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