Welcome Future Students!

Looking for a career that puts you at the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture, environmental protection and other related industries? Interested in combining your interests in machines and business? Then consider agricultural systems management (ASM).

A bachelor's of science degree in agricultural systems management from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will provide you with all the skills you will need to succeed in a wide variety of careers. You can choose from four emphasis areas.

Chart Your Own Course of Study

With the help of your adviser, you develop a course of study to fit your professional goals. A strong base of applied agricultural technology combined with a background of business and economics lays the groundwork for the program. Coursework focuses on the following areas:

Agricultural Systems Management Business and Economics
  • Principles of agricultural systems management
  • Accident prevention
  • Structures
  • Mechanized systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Irrigation
  • Electricity
  • Food processing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing principles
  • Agricultural law

Apply What You Learn

The experience gained through coursework and internships proves invaluable. Industry-sponsored agricultural systems management internships provide students with experience in handling and processing grain and working with power machinery.

Career Opportunities

Students with a solid foundation of business and agricultural skills are in demand. Our graduates find employment as managers, supervisors, product developers and technical sales representatives in agriculture food production and processing companies; power and machinery businesses; grain elevators and mills; environmental management with soil and water conservation and waste handling; government agencies; farming and ranching enterprises.

Leadership Development

Students enhance their classroom knowledge by participating in one or more of the 30 clubs and organizations in CAFNR. The Agricultural Systems Management Club plans field trips each year to visit leading manufacturing companies in the Midwest. Activities at the monthly meetings allow students to learn more about career opportunities.

Students can also participate in Alpha MU, the honor society for ASM students.

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