Animal Agriculture

As global populations increase, so too does meat consumption. Per capita meat consumption is about 95 pounds per person annually. To meet this growing need, individuals are needed in animal agriculture production. If you like to work with animals but don’t want to be a veterinarian, these majors/concentrations are the perfect fit.

Agribusiness

Production

Prepares students to analyze many of the issues associated with the economics of agricultural production and its distinct characteristics.

Career Opportunities:

  • Agribusiness Manager - median annual salary of $64,170
  • Agricultural Economist - median annual salary of $65,480
  • Agronomy sales - median annual salary of $58,600
  • Loan Officer - median annual salary of $63,400

Animal and Dairy Science

Production Management

Promotes practical application of skills relevant to animal production.

Career Opportunities:

  • Breed Association Representative - median annual salary of $43,080
  • Dairy Herd Manager/Owner - median annual salary of $64,130
  • Dairy Inspector - median annual salary of $44,140
  • Extension Agent - median annual salary of $45,550

Poultry Science

Applied Poultry Management

Prepares students to enter into all areas of the poultry industry with the knowledge necessary to be successful.

Career Opportunities:

  • Complex Compliance Officer - median annual salary of $68,880
  • Feed Mill Manager - median annual salary of $78,815
  • Hatchery Manager - median annual salary of $58,538
  • Poultry Nutritionist - median annual salary of $50,678