Agribusiness Agronomy Technician

Technical Diploma
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Why choose Agribusiness Agronomy Technician?

  • Agronomy is a high-demand field with steady projected growth.
  • A great career program for those who want to work outside with their hands.
  • Increases knowledge of current agronomy practices that can be applied as an employee or as an entrepreneur.
  • Allows you to get started in agribusiness and take manageable steps toward higher credentials.
  • Gives you the skills needed to have an impact on agriculture practices and the field of agriculture.
Modern farm operations today rely on science and technology to drive precision agriculture and maximize production and profits. Agronomy technicians use specialized knowledge and skills to achieve success in a variety of agribusiness careers.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

What You'll Learn

Students in Mid-State’s Agribusiness Agronomy Technician program gain a deep understanding of the science and technology of using plants as a source of food. They also acquire the specialized skills needed for precision agriculture applications and regulatory requirements.

The program will prepare you to use the latest technology to help farmers yield maximum production from the land. You’ll also get hands-on experience producing a crop, keeping pests away, making soil more fertile, marketing commodities, and managing a farm. 

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,092.96
  • Books: $299.05
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $4,392.01

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10093101 Integrated Pest Management 2.00
10080105 Intro to Soil Science 3.00
10093104 Principles of Crop Management 3.00
10070102 Precision Equipment Systems 2.00
10091103 Animal Nutrition 4.00
(14 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10806184 Plant Biology 3.00
10093102 Intro to Precision Agriculture 3.00
10006101 Agricultural Computations 3.00
10070103 Basic Agriculture Electrical, Mechanical, and Irrigation 3.00
(12 Credits)
(26 Credits)

Instructors

TERI RAATZ, BS

Teri holds a BS in agricultural education from UW-River Falls. Her love agriculture started in childhood—she grew up on a diversified livestock farm and showed/owned registered dairy cattle. Prior to her ten years of teaching at Mid-State, Teri taught middle school and high school agriculture for 6 years. She has also worked at Wisconsin's first ethanol plant in Stanley, Wisconsin, where she was involved in grading and purchasing corn.

“I am passionate about all areas of agriculture and bring vast experience in agriculture into the classroom. I enjoy teaching students about the many opportunities available today in the world of agriculture.”

Careers

  • Grower
  • Field worker 
  • Irrigator

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The agricultural programs at Mid-State have been of great value to me as I start my farming career. The combination of in-class instruction, on-farm guidance, and the ability to network with other farmers has given me the facts and resources needed to meet the demands of the dairy industry. I would definitely recommend these programs for practical-based knowledge.

CHRIS FUCHS
GRADUATE

 

Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Agribusiness and Agronomy Technician Program Pathway