The United States is a global leader in agricultural production. But for many, agriculture starts with family and small business roots. With the right skill set and experience, farmers can be positioned to grow their operations and make a lasting impact for more than just the next generation. 

That’s where you come in. What if you could learn business skills, coupled with a deep knowledge of the agricultural industry? What if you can understand the heart of one of America’s largest industries and create a career around helping the families and small businesses affected by it? 

From farm to finance, and everything in between, a business major with a concentration in agribusiness from the Offutt School of Business will help you solve issues in the agricultural space.

The agribusiness program is challenging and exciting, and Concordia has a much richer tradition in ag than one might initially realize. You get the well-roundedness of the liberal arts, plus state-of-the-art facilities to be truly prepared for the real world.

Sam Mattson ’16

An Industry on the Brink

Industry leaders predict that by the year 2050 the global agricultural industry will have to double production in order to feed the world’s 9 billion people. Technology has also greatly impacted the industry, streamlining processes and removing many of the manual aspects of farmers’ day-to-day work. It’s an exciting time to be part of the agricultural community. 

It’s also a scary time as many face increasing regulation and drastic climate shifts, leading to shortened or limited production. Much of what happens on a farm may be largely out of the owner’s control. How then can they run a business and make an impact?

The Offutt School of Business Difference

The Offutt School of Business seeks to prepare students for these types of challenges and triumphs as they work in the agricultural industry. Through hands-on learning, small class sizes and the encouragement of crucial skills, we’re positioning our students to be business leaders on the forefront of change. We’ll teach you more than just the basics. We’re focused on training our students for the jobs of the future.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making and entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.

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Carol M. Hedberg

Office Assistant for Budgets and Events Offutt School of Business (Office)