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Agribusiness and Science Technology
Why choose Agribusiness and Science Technology?
- One out of every 9 jobs in Wisconsin is related to agriculture.
- Wisconsin boasts 400 different types of agriculture jobs using high-tech equipment to solve problems and put food on family tables. Specialty crops like cranberries, vegetables, and potatoes are locally popular and profitable.
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Agribusiness and Science Technology program prepares students to be owners or employees of a farm business in all sectors of the agriculture industry or work in businesses that support the agriculture industry. The program includes dairy and livestock management and traditional crop production.
You’ll learn to develop a nutrient management plan, calculate cost of production, and develop a long-term facility and equipment plan as well as a farm business plan. Hands-on experiences include taking soil samples; identifying diseases, insects, and weeds that impact profitability; and working with livestock nutrition and management. Graduates may obtain a private pesticide applicators certificate.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2019/2020 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,036.4
- Books: $1,154.35
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $250
- Total Estimated Cost: $10,440.75
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.
|10080105||Intro to Soil Science||3.00|
|10093101||Integrated Pest Management||2.00|
|10080140||Farm Financial Analysis||3.00|
|-or-||10804118||Intermediate Algebra with Applications||4.00|
|10091102||Intro to Animal Science||3.00|
|10070101||Basic Agricultural Electrical Systems||2.00|
|10093102||Intro to Precision Agriculture||3.00|
|10801136||English Composition I||3.00|
|10090101||Agriculture Business Management||3.00|
|10093104||Principles of Crop Management||3.00|
|10006104||Intro to Agriculture Engineering Technology||3.00|
|10070102||Precision Equipment Systems||2.00|
|10809166||Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application||3.00|
||10809198||Intro to Psychology||3.00|
|10003101||Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems||3.00|
|10006102||Agribusiness Equipment & Facilities||2.00|
|10006103||Introduction to Food Science||3.00|
MIKE SABEL, BS, MS
Mike has a master’s degree from UW–Madison. His experience includes working with crops, soil management, financial records and analysis, livestock nutrition, and management, and he has been sharing his skills and knowledge with farm students for over 30 years. Mike also works to keep farmers up to date on issues by sharing UW–Extension research, FSA programs, and current farming best management practices.
“Meeting the student where they are and finding out what they need is imperative to success for all.”
- Agricultural Manager
- Dairy Equipment Service Technician
- Dairy Herdsman
- Farm Assistant
- Farm Manager
- Feed Sales
- First Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticulture Worker
- Grain Operator
- Mill Production Operator
- Plant Manager
"I didn’t want to move away from the home farm. I’m a fifth-generation farmer… I wanted to live at home, come to school at Mid-State, and bring home the things I would learn every day to my work on the farm.”
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.