Agricultural and Food Business Management

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About the Major

The Agricultural and Food Business Management major prepares you for a wide variety of careers in business with specific emphasis on organizations in food and fiber industries, financial institutions and small companies.

The curriculum teaches students how to use economic concepts and management tools to effectively identify, analyze, and solve management problems.

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Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Account and Sales Representative State Farm
Analyst CHS
Associate Account Executive FLM Harvest
Business And Data Analyst C.H. Robinson
Business Development Trainee Kraft Heinz
Business Management Associate General Mills
Commodity Trader Viking Forest Products
Enterprise Finance Program Associate Wells Fargo
Farm Manager Carlwittco.
Financial Analyst BMO Harris Bank
Grain Marketing Advisor Central Farm Service
Grain Merchandiser Scoular
Grain Origination Sales Associate Cargill
Information Technology TAP (Talent Acceleration Program) Associate Land O' Lakes
Inventory Control Supervisor Bachman's Inc.
Merchandiser Beer Capital LLC
Operations Manager Septic Maintenance
Product Owner Associate RBC Wealth Management
Research/Remediation Specialist Wells Fargo
Sales Deveopment Program United Health Group
Sales Trainee AgReliant Genetics
Software Developer Sawtooth Solutions
Supply Chain Associate Land O' Lakes
Supply Distribution Coordinator WinField United
Support Coordinator Delta Airlines

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Applied Economics University of Minnesota
Business Analytics University of Minnesota
Business Analytics University of Minnesota
Construction Management University of Minnesota
Economics University of Minnesota
Environmental Sustainability University of Oklahoma
Higher Education Administration University of North Dakota
Law University of Minnesota

Where students interned and gained experience during school

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 5 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Certified Appraiser Compeer Financial
China Trade Marketing Supervisor Anheuser-Busch InBev
Commercial and Agriculture Lender Officer CorTrust Bank
Commercial Loan Administrator Pioneer Bank, SSB
Credit Underwriter Compeer Financial
Director of Crop Sciences Grain Millers Inc.
Human Resources Generalist I SirsiDynix
Logistics Specialist Trigon LLC
Middle School Mathematics Teacher Milken Community Schools
National Account Manager Coyote Logistics
Owner Welter Entertainment, LLC
Retail Agronomy Advisor WinField United
Sales Executive C.H. Robinson
Staff Accountant MetaFarms, Inc.
Strategic Growth Manager Compass

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 10 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Associate Attorney Moss & Barnett, P.A.
Commercial Lines Underwriter Auto-Owners Insurance
Commodity Merchandiser Ceres Global Ag Corp.
Customer Business Lead- UNFI Central Region The Kraft Heinz Company
Director, Omni-channel Marketing Academy Sports + Outdoors
Grain Merchandiser Agrex, Inc.
Owner-Operator Roberts Farms Inc.
President/Investment Manager Delphi Value Investments
Program Coordinator Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)
Sales Support Specialist Land O' Lakes
Senior Manager, Services Target
Senior Product Manager Amazon
Sr. Distribution Market Manager Cargill
Technical Manager and IT Analyst Wells Fargo

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Management Associate
  • Commodity Merchandiser
  • Farm Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Grain Origination Sales Associate
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Supply Chain Associate

Top Employers

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Cargill
  • CHS
  • Compeer Financial
  • Curious Plot
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Scoular
  • State Farm
  • Wells Fargo

Types of Employers

  • Agricultural business organizations
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Co-ops
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Research centers and universities
  • Retail food companies

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Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations”. Try these keywords: agriculture, food, business, management, analyst, financial, HR, supply chain, entrepreneur, industry, communication, merchandising, soil, crop
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.