Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and functionality of our world. For decades, agriculture has been associated with just farming. Farming is very crucial however, agriculture is a broadened field that contains 8 career pathways that are all a part of our Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources industries. A career in the agriculture industry requires knowledge in many facets of agricultural systems these include: agribusiness, animal, biotechnology environmental, power, structural and technical, plant, natural resources and food products & processing.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Farmer and Rancher in the state of Minnesota is $35.43 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately -5.8%, a shrinking career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|AGRG 1100||Intro to Agriculture||3|
|AGRG 1105||Agribusiness & Records||3|
|AGRG 1110||Intro to Animal Science||4|
|PAET 1100||Intro Precision Ag||3|
|G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
AREA OF INTEREST ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives|
|MATH 1102||Contemporary Math||3|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
The following minimum requirements must be completed:
1. All required courses must be completed with a grade of a 2.0 or better to graduate.
2. Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
3. The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Note: Some programs may require assessment scores that exceed the college minimum in Arithmetic & Elementary Algebra.
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