Agribusiness Agronomy Technician
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.
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
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 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,165.20
- Books: $286.35
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
- Total Estimated Cost: $4,451.55
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance
Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending.
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|10093104||Principles of Crop Management||3|
|10090101||Agriculture Business Management||3|
|10093102||Intro to Precision Agriculture||3|
|Term Total||13 Credits|
|10093101||Integrated Pest Management||2|
|10080105||Intro to Soil Science||3|
|10070103||Basic Agriculture Electrical, Mechanical, and Irrigation||3|
|Term Total||13 Credits|
|Program Total||26 Credits|
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 12 years of teaching at Mid-State, Teri taught middle school and high school agriculture for six years. She has also worked at Wisconsin's first ethanol plant in Stanley, Wisconsin, where she was involved in grading and purchasing corn. Teri is actively involved in the Colby FFA Alumni and Supporters, volunteers with the Clark County 4-H, and serves as advisor for the Clark County Jr Holstein Association, and her family owns a small herd of registered dairy cattle that her kids show across the state. She also serves as a member of the City of Colby Board of Appeals.
“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.”
- Crop Scout
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
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.
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