Welcome to the Agribusiness & Food Industry Management Virtual Tour

Our major is all about the business side of agriculture, to prepare us for marketing and management jobs in the food, pet, equine, farming and other industries related to Ag. We get real-world experience not just theory. Which makes us more employable. And we’re like family. No need to spend 4 years with B-school sharks :)

Classes and Labs

From radiology to surgical assisting, we’re hands-on.

It’s not just what you know, it’s how you use & present it.

We learn marketing, finance, food chain politics, logistics, world trade. Then, we apply it. We write plans for companies (like Sam’s Club) and our own ideas. The true test: boil it down to a single bulletin board and present it to a group.

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The new babies at our sheep & swine unit

Developing a new wine brand, from farm to store.

Our Western Collegiate Marketing Team develops new products. We joined up with Plant Sciences (they grew the grapes) to roll out Horsehill Wine. Financial modeling. Marketing plan. Label and POP design. Retail saies, We did it all.

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Clubs and Events

Our clubs: from AHSTA to Rodeo to Livestock Judging

Our winning Western Collegiate Food Marketing team and trips

Did we mention that we do awesome presentations? Why: it’s one of the key skills you need in business. We travel to statewide competitions to present our marketing plans. And our teams win top placings. We also take field trips to get insider tours.

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Helping animals help people: Our Pet Therapy program

FMA booth at the famous Pumpkin Festival

Most clubs do booths at the College of Ag Pumpkin Festival. Ours were Pumpkin painting and yes, Subway. Fun for all.

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Helping animals help people: Our Pet Therapy program

Yet another win in a major competition.

Yet another huge win for our team. This could be you!

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Other Cool Stuff

Japanese student seminars: we’re the mentors.

Quick, you have 20 minutes for the strategy and poster!

We all got together for lunch and took the challenge: each team had to come up with a marketing strategy for an Ag product (cage-free eggs with DHA),create a poster and present it. And the winners are.

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Pet-friendly classes

Banquet: next year your photo could be here too.

Like we said FMA faculty and students are like one big family and we love celebrating together. Of course, we show off the year’s top presentations.

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Banquets, fundraisers and fun

We’re athletes – in sports not just business

It’s amazing how many of us are into sports. Riding: Meggie even teaches it to one of our professor’s daughters. We have a four- time Olympic medalist – in archery! Basketball. You name it. Our Dr. Merlino got an award for supporting student athletes.

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