Agribusiness and Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Why choose Agribusiness and Science Technology?

  • One out of every 10 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
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, traditional crop production, and the production of specialty crops—including cranberries, vegetables, and potatoes.

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.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10080105 Intro to Soil Science 3.00
10093101 Integrated Pest Management 2.00
10080140 Farm Financial Analysis 3.00
  • 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10091102 Intro to Animal Science 3.00
(14-15 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10070101 Basic Agricultural Electrical Systems 2.00
10093102 Intro to Precision Agriculture 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10806184 Plant Biology 3.00
10091103 Animal Nutrition 4.00
(15 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
  • 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801198 Speech 3.00
10006103 Introduction to Food Science 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
10006101 Agricultural Computations 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
  • 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
10003101 Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems 3.00
10070102 Precision Equipment Systems 2.00
10006102 Agribusiness Equipment & Facilities 2.00
(16 Credits)
(60-61 Credits)



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

“Meeting the student where they are and finding out what they need is imperative to success for all.”


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.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

Pathway graphic