Agricultural Production Operations Major

Agriculture Production Operations prepares individuals for the general planning, economics, and use of facilities, natural resources, equipment, labor, and capital to produce plant and animal products, and may prepare individuals for work in farming, ranching, and agribusiness.

Agriculture Production Operations majors and degree programs likely include instruction in basic principles of plant and animal science, health, and nutrition as applied to particular species and breeds of plants and animals; soil preparation and irrigation; pest management; planting and harvesting operations; product marketing; and applicable issues of safety, regulation, logistics, and supply.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Agriculture Production Operations (use the College Search feature and enter " Agriculture Production Operations " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Agriculture Production Operations?

Working in agriculture production operations, you may participate in the day-to-day operations of one or more farms, ranches, nurseries, timber tracts, greenhouses, and other agricultural establishments for corporations, farmers, and owners who do not live and work on their farm or ranch. You also will likely work directly in production activities.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Agriculture Production Operations:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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