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Agricultural Business Overview

The Rhodes State College Agriculture Business Certificate will provide students with a basic understanding of Northwest Ohio Agriculture from production to marketing, skills for managing themselves and others in agriculture businesses, marketing techniques in niche and commodity marketing unique to agriculture, and critical thinking skills in solving sustainability issues in local and international agriculture.  This certificate provides students with the basic skills required by employers.  Agriculture employers have assisted Rhodes State College in designing this certificate to prepare students who are authentic speakers about agriculture, who can be self-managed, understand local marketing options and are critical thinkers and problem solvers. 

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Agricultural Business Highlights 

  • The Certificate prepares students for agriculture service-industry occupations
  • Courses introduces students to agriculture, management of agricultural business, sales and marketing in the agricultural business and sustainable agriculture
  • Financial Aid eligible for those who qualify
  • Completed in one term
  • 100% online

Career Opportunities

The technician level and other agricultural support jobs in the business and management sectors are projected to see growth of 4.5% across Ohio over the next decade.  Job opportunities for include Agricultural Business include

  • Entry level applicators, retail sales and production employees

Agricultural Business Plan of Study

Plan of Study