Agricultural Systems Management

Agricultural Systems Management Plan of Study (POS) for students entering during or after Fall 2013

Agricultural Systems Management Plan of Study (POS) for students entering before Fall 2013

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Prepares individuals to organize and manage environmentally sound technology-based businesses.  The emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results.  National and international job opportunities include:

  • manufacturing and processing operations
  • advice and trouble-shooting help on technical equipment (or projects)
  • planning buildings and equipment to fit and work together, working with the handling and flow of materials such as grain, feeds, chemicals, vegetables, fruits, etc. and products made from them
  • using technical training in selling or demonstrating products and equipment
  • teaching people about product use and value
  • manage and operate a farm or agri-business
  • precision agriculture

Agricultural Systems Management is based on an understanding of how equipment and buildings are used with plants and animals and their products.  These processes require an understanding of biological sciences to produce and maintain top product quality.

Computer skills are taught and used throughout the curriculum.  Computers are used to collect and analyze data, and then using that information, to control machines and processes.  Other uses involve planning layouts of equipment and buildings, creating graphics for reports, etc.  While traditional computer programming is not taught, ASM students graduate with more computer application experience than any other students in the Agricultural complex.

Agricultural Systems Management students also take a series of courses in communications, business management and biological sciences, in addition to their specialty courses based in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.  The program provides an in-depth technical knowledge for selecting and applying advanced technologies in the food system.  Graduates are prepared to solve a wide variety of business and technical problems in a job field that continues to grow.

Career Opportunities

  • Product Education - Use and Value
  • Technical Assistance and Troubleshooting
  • Technical Product Development, Testing, Application and Sales
  • Farm & Agribusiness Management
  • Coordinating, Directing and Supervising Manufacturing and Processing Operations
  • Buildings and Equipment Layout, Use (Materials Handling, Flow, Processing) 

 

 


Other Resources:

ASM Student Handbook for students entering before Fall 2013

ASM Student Handbook for students entering during/after Fall 2013

ASM Advising Information

Electronic ASM Checklist & Advising File

Explore Careers in Agricultural Technology and Systems Management - Resource Magazine Special Issue

GEAPS 590 Credit Request Form

Video Overview of the Electronic ASM Checklist & Advising File