Area of Study

Agriculture Business (Transfer)
Merge business and agriculture-related fields
Study the financial ecosystem between getting food from the farm to the table.
The process of how food gets from the field to our tables begins on the farm, however, there’s an entire financial ecosystem that exists in between those two points. There are also numerous career opportunities for individuals with an interest in business and agriculture-related fields, beyond the traditional roles of farmer and rancher. Supply chain analysts, agricultural statisticians, farm machinery sales representatives, and commodity brokers are just a few of the professionals who work at the intersection of agriculture and commerce. They support an industry that helps feed and clothe people all over the world. In an associate program in Agricultural Business, you will study agriculture finance, learn about the many factors that affect the buying and selling of food, and examine business management aspects of food production. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.

Knowledge and skills you will learn:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Business management
  • Economic theory
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication

Degree and University Options

Participating Universities

Colorado State University-Ft Collins
[B.S. Agricultural Business]



Leah Thomas

(970) 542-3260

Leah is a Morgan County native who is passionate about education, business, and agriculture. She has a degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Business Administration. She started her career as a high school Ag Education teacher and FFA advisor. Her career goals include mentoring the next generation of Ag professionals and ensuring that rural business is sustainable and profitable. “The ABM program is unique to each student who decides to further their education at MCC. I enjoy learning alongside my students and each class is a collaborative effort and student-driven.”


Jay Stretcher

(970) 542-3260

Jay Stretcher’s career in farming, teaching, and credit counseling led him to MCC in 2001. He says teaching in the ABM program is rewarding and he enjoys seeing his students succeed in rural small business. Jay teaches students along the I-70 corridor from Burlington to Colorado Springs. Jay is happily married and resides in Simla, CO.