Agriculture Management & Production

Ag student

Program Description

If you like working with animals, plants, the land, or in an agribusiness-related field, our Agriculture Management & Production program is perfect for you. Our hands-on program has amazing resources which gives you real-world experience to apply what you learn in the classroom. We use the latest technology on our 900-acre lab that includes row crops, pasture and livestock facilities at the Ag Center. You will be trained on the latest equipment as we lease new tractors, self-propelled sprayers and combines.

You’ll be able to personalize your degree with a focus that reflects your interest. These include:

  • Agribusiness – processing, distribution, and support of farm-related products
  • Agronomy – specializing in crops and soils
  • Diversified Agriculture – prepares you to manage related businesses
Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree / Certificate
Locations: Beatrice
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,140 Associate of Applied Science

You can start the Agriculture Management & Production program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

Contact your program advisor to select general education courses from each category to meet graduation requirements.


We will prepare you with hands-on experiences essential for a multi-faceted career in the agriculture industry in one of our three focus areas within the program: Agribusiness, Agronomy and Diversified Agriculture. Recent Agriculture Management & Production graduates report an average starting salary of $51,168. Careers include:

  • Agronomist
  • Application Operator
  • Assistant Cattle Manager
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Course Maintenance
  • Elevator Operator
  • Farm/Ranch Assistant
  • Fam/Ranch Manager
  • Farm/Ranch Hand
  • Farmer
  • Feed Mill Operator
  • Field Marketer
  • Landscaping Foreman
  • Herdsman/Farrowing Technician
  • Mill Department Worker
  • Owner/Operator
  • Sales/Field Agronomist

Transfer Pathway

Our Agriculture Management & Production program has a transfer pathway agreement with Kansas State University. You are able to receive a hands-on education while earning your A.A.S degree at SCC before enrolling at KSU to complete a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact