Agribusiness and Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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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.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
Agriculture is a dynamic and challenging industry made possible by highly trained individuals. Agriculture professionals use their skills to improve the productivity and profitability of food production for the benefit of society, and many are needed to service this ever-changing field.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
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 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,367.10
  • Books: $987.65
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $10,354.75

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10080105 Intro to Soil Science 3.00
10093101 Integrated Pest Management 2.00
10006105 Agribusiness Financial Analysis 2.00
  • Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10091102 Intro to Animal Science 3.00
(13-14 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10070103 Basic Agriculture Electrical, Mechanical, and Irrigation 3.00
10093102 Intro to Precision Agriculture 3.00
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
10806184 Plant Biology 3.00
10091103 Animal Nutrition 4.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
10090101 Agriculture Business Management 3.00
10093104 Principles of Crop Management 3.00
10006104 Intro to Agriculture Engineering Technology 3.00
  • Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801198 Speech 3.00
10070102 Precision Equipment Systems 2.00
(14 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
10006101 Agricultural Computations 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
  • Developmental Psychology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
10003101 Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems 3.00
10006102 Agribusiness Equipment & Facilities 2.00
10006103 Introduction to Food Science 3.00
(17 Credits)
(60-61 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

  • Agronomist
  • First Line Supervisor, Herdsman
  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Manager
  • Dairy Equipment Service Technician
  • Dairy Herdsman
  • Farmer
  • Farm Assistant
  • Feed Sales
  • First Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and  Horticulture Worker
  • Grain Operator
  • Mill Production Operator
  • Plant Manager

Video

"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.”

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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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