Are you interested in studying agriculture economics, farm ranch business management or agriculture marketing? As a student in NWCCD’s Agriculture Business program, you will learn the foundations of business, as well as the fundamentals of agriculture.
Highly respected and dedicated faculty members blend hands-on experience and concepts to help you learn Agriculture Business. Experience the industry first hand with our unique commodities trading classroom. Take advantage of small class sizes as you study agriculture marketing and sales, accounting, agriculture microeconomics, and other classes.
NWCCD offers Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree options in Agriculture Business at Sheridan College and Gillette College. These Agriculture Business degree options allow students join the workforce following graduation or transfer to four-year universities to pursue four-year degrees.
Why NWCCD’s Agricultural Business Degree?
- Learn through hands-on experiences and small class sizes from highly respected faculty.
- Sheridan is the only community college to have a commodities trading classroom.
- NWCCD partners with regional colleges and universities, including the University of Wyoming, to help students transfer to pursue Bachelor’s degrees.
"Since I am from a small town, the smaller class sizes here made the transition to college easier.
I've also been able to participate in several national competitions and opportunities that have allowed me to put what I'm learning into practice."
As an Agricultural Business student, you will learn in one of the leading agriculture education facilities in the region, the Mars Agricultural Center at Sheridan College.
The Mars Ag Center allows for a better ag learning experience with features such as an animal science lab, a soils and agroecology lab, an herbarium, a teaching greenhouse, a computerized commodities trading floor classroom, and other high-tech classrooms.
New technology, climate change, globalization, and food sustainability, present Agriculture Business graduates many job opportunities. NWCCD Agriculture Business graduates are working across the country, in a variety of business ventures both the private and public sectors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 9,900 new jobs will be added to the field of rangeland management between 2016 and 2026, which is a 11% increase. The Bureau also predicts job growth in the fields of livestock management, marketing and sales, agriculture education, and more.
Faculty and Community
At NWCCD, we have a rich tradition in Agriculture. NWCCD began as an agriculture-focused community college in the late 1940s. Today, more than half a century later, our commitment to agriculture education is as strong as ever. We value agriculture education here at NWCCD and invest in our programs to help prepare you to succeed in today’s economy.
Our Agriculture faculty are enthusiastic, well-liked and approachable. They will make sure you learn the foundational skills to pursue higher education or find a job following graduation. NWCCD’s strong relationships with local and national industries in rangeland management, wildlife management, and agriculture present students unique opportunities to expand their college experiences.
Careers and Opportunities
Agriculture is a major part of Wyoming’s economy, as well as surrounding states, including Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. With globalization and sustainability making the agriculture industry increasingly complex, Agriculture Business graduates can find a variety of career opportunities:
- Agriculture Business Administration
- Livestock Management
- Rangeland Management
- Government Agencies
- Sustainability Research Analyst
- Marketing and Sales
- Family Operations
- Agriculture Education