Agricultural Business Specialization

At Truman, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with specialized study in agricultural business.

Courses of Special Interest for Agricultural Business Specialization

  • ACCT 211: Accounting for Business Operations
  • AGSC 218: Introduction to Horticulture
  • AGSC 260: Agricultural Markets and Products
  • AGSC 301: Special Problems
  • AGSC 303: Food and Agricultural Marketing
  • JINS 325: Rural America
  • AGSC 340: Agricultural Futures and Options Markets
  • AGSC 342: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • AGSC 391/392: Internship in Agriculture
  • AGSC 414: Agricultural Policy
  • BSAD 107: Computer Applications
  • BSAD 234: Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 300: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 307: Natural Resources Economics
  • ECON 402: Economic Development

Practical Learning Activities

As a supplement to classroom and laboratory meetings, field trips are taken to distribution centers, processing and production businesses and other agriculture-related industries within agriculture. Frequent guest speakers from leading agricultural firms further ensure you gain practical, current knowledge. You may also take advantage of the work and research opportunities at the University Farm. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to do an internship at an off-campus site, such as an agribusiness or a governmental agency in the U.S. or abroad.


Here’s a sample of some of the research agricultural economics and agribusiness students and faculty at Truman have worked on:

  • survey of financial conditions of Northeast Missouri farmers;
  • the relevance of USDA fruit and vegetable grades and standards to Kirksville consumers;
  • economic impact of farmers’ markets and pick-your-own farms on low-income consumers and small farmers of Adair County;
  • the economic impact of corporate farms in Northeast Missouri.


Internships are available at off-campus sites in research, agri-business, or with governmental agencies and are also available in other parts of the U.S. or abroad.

For More Information

Michael Seipel, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Agricultural Science