Online agriculture business degree is convenient option

Online agriculture business degree is convenient option

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:13 am

WCP 9.14.10 An online agricultural business degree offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin could be the next step for persons who are currently working in the agriculture industry and are seeking specialized skills in management.
“The agribusiness sector represents a significant portion of the U.S. gross national product and is at the forefront of many developments in the next few years such as alternative energy and biotechnology,” said Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, UT Martin professor of agricultural economics.
“This degree focuses on developing skills that will allow graduates to succeed in this progressive, highly technical and sophisticated field.”  
The curriculum will provide training in the fundamental areas of agribusiness such as management, marketing, finance, risk management and policy.
Participation in the online agricultural business degree will allow a student the flexibility to pursue a degree program at home based on his or her schedule.
“Many students completing the online agricultural business degree will have an advantage over students completing a traditional degree by already having demonstrated the drive and initiative to manage other responsibilities such as a job or family while simultaneously grasping cutting edge technologies needed to be successful in an online degree program,” said Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin assistant professor of agricultural economics.
 “Over the past 10 years, UT Martin has developed more online bachelor’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies, business and nursing,” said Dr. Tommy Cates, Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies executive director.
“Adding the agricultural business degree is a great step forward in higher education for Tennessee. This program relies on the quality and integrity of the face-to-face program that has been so strong over the years at UT?Martin.”  
For more information about the program, call UT?Online at 866-587-7589 or 731-881-7764.

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