The Agribusiness curriculum provides a base of knowledge and training which supports regional, national, and international career opportunities in the production, processing, and distribution and marketing of food, fiber, and oil-based products.
The Agribusiness program is designed to provide students with maximum flexibility to meet individual needs and enhance employability. In addition to an Agribusiness major, the student will receive minors in Agricultural Economics and General Agriculture.
Through selection of appropriate elective courses, the student may concentrate in or obtain a minor in Business.
Agribusiness involves the production, commercial processing, and marketing of food and fiber products. Because this food and fiber system accounts for over 22% of our nation's economic output and 20% of the total U.S. work force, the agriculturalist of tomorrow must be knowledgeable in a diversity of disciplines in order to meet the challenges facing the agricultural industry.
As an Agribusiness graduate, you will have acquired knowledge in marketing, finance, management, production and processing methods, international trade, environmental aspects, technological improvements, consumer preferences, and demographic changes.
ULM Agribusiness graduates have pursued careers in large and small farming units, agricultural credit management, equipment and chemical dealership, and federal and state Departments of Agriculture.
Our faculty participate in the National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event and the North Louisiana Agribusiness Council and Ouachita Parish Livestock Committee, and Dr. Casey serves on the Board of Directors of Louisiana State Cattlemen’s Association as the Foundation Board Chairman.