Why Enter the Agriculture Business Program at JJC?
Agriculture Supply-Business program is a two-year program designed to prepare individuals for jobs in the rapidly expanding field of agriculture supply, distribution and service. Students prepare for a career in selling and retailing agriculture supplies, provide services to farmers regarding the use of agriculture supplies, including applications of Global Positioning Systems, agriculture research and quality control, and operation and management of an agriculture business. Placement of graduates has been consistently near 100%.
Students will receive training in the latest developments in technical agriculture as well as general college subjects and actual work experience in agriculture business through the supervised occupational experience program.
The Supervised Occupational Experience Program is an integral part of this program and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience while earning JJC credits as well as being paid a regular salary/wage. Placement is coordinated by JJC Agriculture Staff and each student is visited on-site during the internship period. JJC Agriculture Business students are placed throughout the United States.
Graduates from the Agriculture Business Program typically each have 4-6 full-time positions to choose from upon graduation. Often they will remain with their final placement employer for a permanent full-time position. Starting salaries range from $24,000 - $35,000.
Nearly 40 specialized classes in Agriculture are available to our students so you may customize your education to your specific area of interest whether that be Agronomy, Agriculture Mechanization, Retailing or Agriculture Business Management. In addition, many of our classes include weekly hands-on laboratory experience to enhance practical learning.
Your instructors are highly qualified professionals dedicated to providing you with up-to-date quality education which will prepare you for a successful career. Average class size is only 20 students so if you need assistance, it is readily available.
JJC's Agriculture Programs are housed in a separate building on the Main Campus and are recognized as being among the finest in the Midwest. In addition, the 140 acre J. F. Richards Land Laboratory with numerous agronomy research and demonstration plots provides students with another opportunity to enhance their education.
JJC Agriculture Students may participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including more than 60 on-campus students organizations including the Student Agriculture Association and the Livestock Judging Team. JJC also has many intercollegiate athletic teams including including football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.