Study agriculture finance and business

The process of how food gets from the field to our tables begins on the farm, however, there’s an entire financial ecosystem that exists in between those two points. There are also numerous career opportunities for individuals with an interest in business and agriculture-related fields, beyond the traditional roles of farmer and rancher. Supply chain analysts, agricultural statisticians, farm machinery sales representatives, and commodity brokers are just a few of the professionals who work at the intersection of agriculture and commerce. They support an industry that helps feed and clothe people all over the world.

In an associate program in Agricultural Business, you will study agriculture finance, learn about the many factors that affect the buying and selling of food, and examine business management aspects of food production. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.

Otero College, in cooperation with Colorado State University – Fort Collins, has developed a two-year Associate of Science degree track with an emphasis in Agriculture in four different areas: Agricultural Education, Agriculture Business, Animal Science, and Soil and Crop Science. Upon successful completion, the degree, and all classes associated with the degree, will transfer seamlessly into the CSU-Fort Collins College of Agricultural Science where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree with an additional 60 hours of credit.

Student should work closely with their  advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.

Program Information

Courses Offered:
In Person

Program Length:
4 Semesters

Award/Program Credits:

Knowledge & Skills
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Business management
  • Economic theory
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication
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