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    Agriculture Management & Production .
    Hands-on - Learn while doing
    In our Agriculture Management & Production program, you’ll learn while doing.
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    Agriculture Management & Production .
    Hands-on - Learn while doing
    In our Agriculture Management & Production program, you’ll learn while doing.
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Agriculture Management & Production

  •  Estimated Cost: $9,140

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Beatrice

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    If you like working with animals, plants, the land, or in an agribusiness-related field, our Agriculture Management & Production program is perfect for you. Our hands-on program has amazing resources which gives you real-world experience to apply what you learn in the classroom. We use the latest technology on our 900-acre lab that includes row crops, pasture and livestock facilities at the Ag Center. You will be trained on the latest equipment as we lease new tractors, self-propelled sprayers and combines.

    You’ll be able to personalize your degree with a focus that reflects your interest. These include:

    • Agribusiness – processing, distribution, and support of farm-related products
    • Agronomy – specializing in crops and soils
    • Diversified Agriculture – prepares you to manage related businesses

    You can start the Agriculture Management & Production program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    Contact your program advisor to select general education courses from each category to meet graduation requirements.

    We will prepare you with hands-on experiences essential for a multi-faceted career in the agriculture industry in one of our three focus areas within the program: Agribusiness, Agronomy and Diversified Agriculture. Recent Agriculture Management & Production graduates report an average starting salary of $51,896*. Careers include:

    • Agronomist
    • Application Operator
    • Assistant Cattle Manager
    • Assistant Superintendent
    • Course Maintenance
    • Elevator Operator
    • Farm/Ranch Assistant
    • Fam/Ranch Manager
    • Farm/Ranch Hand
    • Farmer
    • Feed Mill Operator
    • Field Marketer
    • Landscaping Foreman
    • Herdsman/Farrowing Technician
    • Mill Department Worker
    • Owner/Operator
    • Sales/Field Agronomist

    *To obtain a sample large enough to report, salary information is based on graduates from 2020 and 2021

      Our Agriculture Management & Production program has a transfer pathway agreement with Kansas State University. You are able to receive a hands-on education while earning your A.A.S degree at SCC before enrolling at KSU to complete a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education.

      Jessica Young, Associate Dean/Interim Program Chair
      402-228-8220
      jyoung1@southeast.edu

      Mark Duffek
      BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      Related work experience: 30 years
      Instructional Experience: 20 years
      402-228-8274
      mduffek@southeast.edu

      Mark Goes
      BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      Related work experience: 30 years
      Instructional Experience: 17 years
      402-228-8127
      mgoes@southeast.edu

      Travis Pralle
      AS, Southeast Community College
      BS, Kansas State University
      Related work experience: 9 years
      Instructional experience: 1 year
      402-228-8254
      tpralle@southeast.edu

      Alan Rumbaugh
      BS, Tarleton State University, Texas
      Related work experience: 25 years
      Instructional experience: 12 years
      402-228-8129
      arumbaug@southeast.edu

      Lynn Schlake
      BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      Livestock Judging Coordinator
      Related work experience: 30 years
      Instructional experience: 14 years
      402-228-8187
      lschlake@southeast.edu

      Chelsea Tietjen
      MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      Related work experience: 4 years
      Instructional experience: 2 years
      402-228-3468
      ctietjen@southeast.edu

      Kenni Woerner
      BA, Doane College - Crete Campus
      Related work experience: 11 years
      Instructional experience: 1 year
      402-228-8130
      kwoerner@southeast.edu

      Lane Yocum
      AS, Cloud County Community College
      BS, MS, Kansas State University
      Related work experience: 4 years
      Instructional experience: 19 years
      402-228-8296
      gyocum@southeast.edu

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