One Year Certificate One Year Certificate

Agribusiness Certificate

Agribusiness—the industries servicing agriculture or providing value-adding processes to agricultural products—accounts for one in four jobs and nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross national product.  Businesses from large multinational corporations to new input supply and emerging food manufacturing continue their strong demand for more employees with increased skills in Agribusiness. 

Why VU?
A certificate in Agribusiness from Vincennes University will help prepare you for an entry-level job in the fertilizer industry, in farm management, or even in the seed business.

The VU Advantage
VU’s Agribusiness program offers you a broad spectrum of agriculture-related study:

  • You will develop a working knowledge in farm finance, crop production, management techniques, and computer applications.
  • Laboratory work will provide you with valuable hands-on experience in pesticide selection, fertilizer planning, calibration of spraying devices, and more.

This program combines new concepts and technology with agriculture basics so you are better prepared for the challenges facing the agriculture industry.  Should you decide to continue your education, the credits you earn will count toward an Associate Degree in Agribusiness.

Note: Recommended courses assume any developmental requirements have been met.

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For more information, please contact
Professor Susan Brocksmith, Chair Agribusiness Program
812.888.5718 or sbrocksmith@vinu.edu

Two Year Degree Two Year Degree

Agribusiness A.S. Degree

A two year degree in agribusiness from Vincennes University will prepare you for a career in the agricultural industry, as a:

  • farm manager
  • livestock manager
  • sales representative
  • grain specialist
  • pesticide professional
  • production manager
  • service specialist
  • seed representative
  • fertilizer specialist
  • custom applicators

The VU Advantage
VU's Agribusiness program offers you a broad spectrum of agriculture related study:

  • You will develop a working knowledge in farm finance, crop production, management techniques, and computer applications.
  • Laboratory work will provide you with valuable hands-on experience in pesticide selection, fertilizer planning, calibration of spraying devices, and more.

Although this program is not primarily designed to transfer to a four-year institution, students often become so interested that they decide to continue their studies after they graduate from VU. Approximately one fourth of our graduating classes continue their education at a four-year college. Of those graduating and entering the workforce in 2011, the starting salary range was $20,800 to $45,000 with the average being $30,970.

For more information contact:
Professor Brocksmith, Program Coordinator
812-888-5718
sbrocksmith@vinu.edu

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