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The ULM Agribusiness Program is dedicated to training students for productive and successful careers in the US Food and Fiber Industry.

Our program is uniquely situated to provide our students with the training in business that is crucial for success in today’s agriculture Industry. ULM’s Agribusiness Program truly puts the business in Agribusiness. Our students take courses in traditional agribusiness areas such as commodities marketing, farm management, and agricultural economics, as well as several business courses taught by ULM’s renown College of Business faculty. If you are ready to earn a degree that will make you stand out from the pack, ULM’s Agribusiness Program is the right choice for you.

What is Agribusiness?

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 the knowledge in marketing, finance, management, production and processing methods, international trade, technological improvements, consumer preferences, and economics to embark on a successful career in the agricultural industry.

Why Study Agribusiness?

• According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there will be nearly 60,000 annual job openings in the agricultural industry until 2020.

• Right now, there are only 35,000 students graduating annually with degrees to meet the needs of the industry.

• There are an above average number of retirements expected in the industry within the next several years.

• According to a recent study by several universities, Agribusiness majors had starting salaries of $47,759.

• Agribusiness majors enjoy a variety of options to further their education with graduate degrees in business, agricultural economics, or law.