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.
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
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 2022/23 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,424.10
- Books: $854.60
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
- Total Estimated Cost: $10,278.70
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
|10080105||Intro to Soil Science||3|
|10093101||Integrated Pest Management||2|
|10006105||Agribusiness Financial Analysis||2|
|-or-||10804118||Intermediate Algebra with Applications||4|
|10091102||Intro to Animal Science||3|
|Term Total||13-14 Credits|
|10070103||Basic Agriculture Electrical, Mechanical, and Irrigation||3|
|10093102||Intro to Precision Agriculture||3|
|10801136||English Composition 1||3|
|Term Total||17 Credits|
|10090101||Agriculture Business Management||3|
|10093104||Principles of Crop Management||3|
|10006104||Intro to Agriculture Engineering Technology||3|
|10070102||Precision Equipment Systems||2|
|Term Total||14 Credits|
|10809166||Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application||3|
|10809198||Intro to Psychology||3|
|10003101||Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems||3|
|10006102||Agribusiness Equipment & Facilities||2|
|10006103||Introduction to Food Science||3|
|Term Total||17 Credits|
|Program Total||61-62 Credits|
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
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.”
- First Line Supervisor, Herdsman
- Farm Manager
- Ag Sales
- Agricultural Manager
- Agronomist Assistant
- Dairy Equipment Service Technician
- Dairy Herdsman
- Fertilizer and Chemical Applicator
- Field Crop Scout
- First Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticulture Worker
- Grain Operator
- Livestock Herdperson
- Livestock Artificial Inseminator
- Mill Production Operator
- Nutrient Management Plan Developer
- 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
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