Career Opportunities | Farm Business Man |Agricultural Sciences | SIU

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Career Opportunities

Our challenging academic specialization in Farm Business Management launches managerial careers in production agriculture.

Students become effective leaders and decision-makers, managing contemporary societal issues in modern production agriculture, whether with a commercial firm, non-governmental organization, governmental entity or the commercial family farm.

Career opportunities vary widely and include:

  • Managing your own farm operations
  • Farm manager for large commercial farm operations
  • Professional farm manager for banks
  • Professional farm manager for insurance companies
  • Professional farm manager for farm management companies
  • Manager at governmental agency that interacts directly with farm operators
  • Selling inputs to agricultural producers
  • Grain merchandising
  • Risk management
  • Agricultural sales
  • Farm and rural policy analysis
  • Real estate appraisal
  • Energy and environmental policy
  • Natural resource management
  • Agricultural lending
  • Rural and regional development