Class lecture

Why Study Agribusiness?

  • Learn business, marketing, and management practices specifically related to agriculture.
  • Become involved in farming, farm supply, marketing and processing, or service sectors of agriculture.
  • Agribusiness includes supplying agricultural inputs and subsequent producing, processing and distributing food and fiber.
  • The food and fiber industry reaches every corner of the globe with products that are on the very sustenance of life.
  • The farming sector is highly dependent on the farm-related business sector that provides feed, seed, machinery, and many other inputs to farmers. Each year the amounts of these capital items purchased by farmers increases.
  • 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.


Contact Information

Dr. Lucie Kadjo
Tel: 608.342.7652

Prospective students will find our program fact sheet to be very informative.  Current and prospective students can use our major and minor checksheets here to better understand our curriculum and map out their course plan.