Associate Degree in Agribusiness |  Lackawanna College


At A Glance

Two-year associate program at our Lake Region Center in Hawley.

Receive hands-on experience through agribusiness internships and course work in fields where food is grown.
Prepares students for success as a manager in the agricultural industry and supporting food production nationwide
Highly secure job field after graduation with a 9% growth rate between now and 2030.

Welcome to Agribusiness-Associate Degree

Farming is a big business and in high demand for enthusiastic workers wanting to support local, national or international food production. With Lackawanna College’s Agribusiness associate program, you can grow your green thumb to enter this community prepared to enhance food production sustainability.

A degree in Agribusiness from Lackawanna College, gives you the skills you need with internships and field studies for this fulfilling role.

Your Career Starts Here

Agribusiness is a constantly growing field. Current employment has over 84,000 openings nationwide. The median average salary in the agribusiness industry in 2021 was $73,060 per year, making $35 an hour.

A career in agribusiness gives you the opportunity to make a sustainable impact on the lives of all members of the community. Agribusiness is based on the principles of environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equality.

We all depend on the success of the agricultural industry, and Lackawanna College will let you take that first step toward that success.

Getting an associate degree at Lackawanna will put you ahead of the game and you can expect to find employment in:

  • Farms
  • Farm Supply Firms
  • Agricultural Marketing Firms
  • Private and Public Organizations Farm Management
  • Restaurant Supply Management
  • And other food supply chain careers

Jobs you can begin right after receiving your degree include:

  • Farm Management Specialist for Agricultural Extension
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Bureau Executive
  • International Grain Trader
  • Food Company Manager
  • Farm Labor Contractor
  • Agricultural Policy Specialist for Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Journalist
  • Entrepreneurship in Food Management
  • Many more opportunities!

More About the Program

Lackawanna’s Agribusiness course curriculum will prepare students for the wide range of jobs and introduce them to various topics. Our curriculum allows students to learn more about the different areas of study within agribusiness.

Agribusiness requires students to learn not only important agricultural practices and related sciences, but also the business side of today’s agriculture.

Lackawanna College Lake Region Center’s expectations and content in the Agribusiness major align with the priorities set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. The goals of the program include:

  • Demonstrating professional and ethical behavior in all academic and externships and/or field studies
  • Applying conceptual knowledge to practice sustainable agriculture
  • Enhancing the practice of sustainable agriculture by partnering with agriculture community leaders.

The Course Work

Students will learn hands-on tasks that workers perform every day. Courses like organic crop production, sustainable livestock management and plant propagation, help prepare students for hands-on work in their future careers. An internship is required and gives student experience in the business before graduation.

Other course work includes:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Basic Farm Maintenance
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science or Sustainable Livestock Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Farm Business Management
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Organic Crop Production
  • Green House Design
  • Plant Propagation
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Environmental Ethics