Agricultural Business Management and Leadership
The Agricultural Business Management and Leadership area of study provides a unique combination of business, entrepreneurship, leadership, communication and sustainable agriculture courses that will prepare you to lead productive, profitable and sustainable businesses.
Degree Earned: Certificate
Programs of Study
Advancements in technology continue to change agriculture in Maryland and across the country. You can use that technology to meet the challenges of protecting natural resources while managing productive, profitable agricultural businesses. Career options include crop production, livestock production, nutrient management consulting, and more.
Advancements in communication technology have changed the way in which agricultural producers and advocates interact with customers and stakeholders. You will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to agricultural business management, leadership, and communication in the 21st century. Career options include agricultural public relations, advocacy, marketing, and advertising; agribusiness start-up, management, and consulting; management of agriculture-related associations and nonprofits; and more.
The challenges of meeting future food, fiber and fuel needs—while protecting natural resources, managing profitable businesses and supporting our communities—are upon us. While combining hands-on production skills with expertise in business management, you can build a career in agriculture that fosters environmental, economic and social sustainability. Career options include crop and livestock production, supply chain management, education, advocacy, and more.