Agribusiness includes supplying agricultural inputs and subsequent producing, processing and distributing food and fiber. Individuals who run agribusinesses may be involved with the farming, farm supply, marketing and processing or service sectors of agriculture.
The farming sector is highly dependent on the other farm-related businesses. The farm supply sector provides feed, seed, machinery and many other inputs to farmers. Each year the capital items purchased by farmers increase. The marketing and processing sector purchases products from farmers and delivers these products in the form, place and time desired by consumers. The service sector provides information, research and education to the other sectors of agriculture. While there is a declining number of farmers, there are increasing employment opportunities in the other sectors of agriculture as farmers purchase more items and consumers desire more highly processed food products.