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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.
    Apply Online
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    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: $10,928

    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

    View your calendar conversion plan.

    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 $35,568. 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
    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.

    Amanda Fairley, Program Director
    BS and BS, Delaware State University
    Related work experience: 6 years
    Instructional Experience: 4 years                 
    402-228-8205
    afairley@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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