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Study Agribusiness Management

Do you wish to blend agricultural science with business management education? Agribusiness management helps you achieve just that.  

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84,000 openings every year for agribusiness managers in the US.

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28% of the world’s population is engaged in agriculture.

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USD 108,000: average salary of an agriculture marketing manager.

2020

USD 145.7 billion: total size of US agri-exports in 2020.

Agribusiness management refers to the study of business skills and topics for people interested in running their own farms or agribusinesses. It encompasses a wide range of topics, including supply chain management, value-addition, marketing, distribution entrepreneurship, microfinance, among other things. Agricultural producers, firms that provide goods and services to farmers, businesses that add value to agricultural commodities, and businesses that make it simpler to sell agricultural products to an ever-growing market are all included in agribusiness management.
If you are good with managing finances and are a team player, you have a solid base to become an agribusiness manager. Agribusiness management studies are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to run an agri-business successfully. Therefore, if you possess a passion and aptitude for farming or food production, studying agribusiness management might be a good option for you.
Typically universities offer three-year undergraduate programs in agribusiness management Students are trained on enterprise and innovation in agriculture and agricultural product marketing. Master’s degrees are usually two-year programs. In Australia, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate program in Agribusiness is between AUD 13,200 per year, while in the US, it is USD 12,000-14000 per year on average.
Agribusiness professionals are in great demand. The agriculture sector has a gaping void due to trends such as an ageing workforce, fewer young individuals with agricultural experience, and increasing urbanisation. Consequently, agribusiness management is largely unsaturated, and agribusiness graduates can quickly work up to managerial roles. A lot of exciting development has happened in precision agriculture, urban agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and agricultural technology. Employment of agribusiness management roles is predicted to grow by 9% between 2020 and 2030.
Agribusiness is a diverse field where you have an opportunity to choose from a variety of different occupations such as: 

Grain Merchandiser


Grain merchandisers are those who buy and sell grain. They decide when to acquire grain according to market conditions, which fluctuate depending on supply and demand, and then store or process it until it’s time to sell it. They buy crops from farmers at a harvest price and set the futures price of the procurement, which is the amount a buyer agrees to pay in the future. Merchandisers are employed by grain elevators, processors, and companies that store grain for resale.

Agricultural Bank Manager


Agricultural bank managers are in charge of everyday activities on farm estates, including planning, organising, supervising, and administering them. Budgeting and keeping correct financial records are among their key responsibilities. 

Agricultural Advisor


Agriculture advisors are problem solvers who work in the agricultural industry. They provide business and technical advice to farmers, landowners, and conservation organisations. They can focus on offering agricultural consulting services to individuals, businesses, and organisations. Farmers, growers, landowners, conservation organisations, and government agencies are among their clients. 

Commodity Trader


Commodity traders invest in tangible commodities such as oil, gold, and agricultural products. Economic trends that are expected to emerge, as well as opportunities for arbitrage in the commodities markets, have an influence on day-to-day purchasing and selling. Commodity markets are commonly used in the major economic sector, which includes enterprises that profit from natural resource exploitation. Most commodities trading involves buying and selling futures contracts, although physical trading and derivatives are also common. 

Farm Management Specialist


Farm Management Specialists are known for devising the most profitable crop-growing and livestock-raising methods. They calculate the cost of each acre and quintal, as well as the link between farm size, land usage, cropping patterns, capital investment, and labour employment in dry regions.

Top Farm and Agribusiness courses

  • At Lincoln University
    uni-location

    Nelson , New Zealand

    THE world university rank: 501

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Taught)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    NPR 4,973,854 ? NZD  67,200 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At Lincoln University
    uni-location

    Nelson , New Zealand

    THE world university rank: 501

    school-outline-white

    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Taught)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    NPR 3,249,289 ? NZD  43,900 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of Adelaide
    uni-location

    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 111

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    NPR 7,520,585 ? AUD  95,000 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

Top Universities to study Farm and Agribusiness

The University of New England

The University of New England

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

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Australian College of Agriculture and Horticulture

Australian College of Agriculture and Horticulture

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Fleming College

Fleming College

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

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University of Guelph

University of Guelph

THE ranking: 501

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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

THE ranking: 125

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University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

THE ranking: 501

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Lambton College

Lambton College

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Lincoln University

Lincoln University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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Massey University

Massey University

THE ranking: 601

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

THE ranking: 146

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

THE ranking: 201

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California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fresno

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Texas State University

Texas State University

THE ranking: 1001

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Wright State University

Wright State University

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Kent State University

Kent State University

THE ranking: 801

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Colorado State University

Colorado State University

THE ranking: 351

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Washington State University

Washington State University

THE ranking: 351

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North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University

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Clemson University

Clemson University

THE ranking: 801

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Utah State University

Utah State University

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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

THE ranking: 601

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Michigan State University

Michigan State University

THE ranking: 93

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Texas A and M University - College Station

Texas A and M University - College Station

THE ranking: 193

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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

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Montana State University

Montana State University

THE ranking: 601

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Iowa State University

Iowa State University

THE ranking: 401

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University of Maryland - College Park

University of Maryland - College Park

THE ranking: 93

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Purdue University - West Lafayette

Purdue University - West Lafayette

THE ranking: 105

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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

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University of Missouri

University of Missouri

THE ranking: 601

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University of California - Santa Cruz

University of California - Santa Cruz

THE ranking: 201

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West Virginia University

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University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

THE ranking: 601

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University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee

THE ranking: 301

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Florida A and M University

Florida A and M University

THE ranking: 801

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Kansas State University

Kansas State University

THE ranking: 801

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

THE ranking: 1001

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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

THE ranking: 601

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North Carolina State University - Raleigh

North Carolina State University - Raleigh

THE ranking: 301

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

THE ranking: 119

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Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

THE ranking: 501

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Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

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Texas A and M University - Kingsville

Texas A and M University - Kingsville

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South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

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University of California - Davis

University of California - Davis

THE ranking: 67

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University of Idaho

University of Idaho

THE ranking: 601

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University of Hawaii - Manoa

University of Hawaii - Manoa

THE ranking: 251

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University of Georgia

University of Georgia

THE ranking: 351

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University of Florida

University of Florida

THE ranking: 154

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

THE ranking: 401

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Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

THE ranking: 201

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University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison

THE ranking: 58

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Auburn University - Shorelight

THE ranking: 601

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Louisiana State University - Shorelight

Louisiana State University - Shorelight

THE ranking: 501

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Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

THE ranking: 1201

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California State University - Chico

California State University - Chico

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Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University

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Western Illinois University

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University of Central Missouri

University of Central Missouri

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Southern Arkansas University - Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University - Main Campus

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Lakeland College

Lakeland College

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University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

THE ranking: 1201

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Arizona State University - Kaplan International

Arizona State University - Kaplan International

THE ranking: 132

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Illinois State University - INTO USA

Illinois State University - INTO USA

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Colorado State University - INTO USA

Colorado State University - INTO USA

THE ranking: 351

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Oregon State University - INTO USA

Oregon State University - INTO USA

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Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College

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California State University Bakersfield

California State University Bakersfield

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Red Deer Polytechnic

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Ironwood Institute

Ironwood Institute

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Northwest Missouri State University

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