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What Can You Do With an Agriculture Degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in many areas of the agriculture industry are expected to show steady growth through 2031, adding thousands of new jobs.

Earning your master’s degree in agriculture will prepare you to start or advance your career in fields throughout the agriculture industry, as well as in various government services, agribusiness and banking, or teaching at the junior college level.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I enjoy teaching students and educating the next generation of agriculture leaders both in and outside the classroom.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The MIR Center/University Ranch is where the rubber meets the road for an Ag major. Here, you get to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “What truly sets the ASU Ag Department apart is the opportunities for internships and our ability to place students in successful careers when they graduate.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Angelo State Agriculture Department provided me with a multitude of opportunities to seek out potential careers and a great education.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Ag Department at ASU offers hands-on learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in a classroom alone.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19150-faculty-spotlight-corey-owens">Corey Owens</a></strong>, Senior Instructor/Research Associate, Department of Agriculture, Class of 2005 and 2007</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Agriculture Master’s Degree at Angelo State?

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MIR Center

The centerpiece of our program is the Management, Instruction and Research Center, our 6,000-acre ASU Ranch. We focus on sustainability as we raise cattle, sheep and goats; grow and process feed; harvest, process and sell meat products; and conduct range and wildlife management activities. It’s also where we implement modern agribusiness, management and marketing practices. It’s the perfect place to figure out which area of the agriculture industry is best for you.

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Certificate Program

Interested students can also earn a Certificate in Ranch Management and Beef Industry Leadership to improve your career prospects. Just complete the specific five-course block to gain a valuable added credential. The courses can also be included within your M.Ag. degree plan, so you can earn the certificate without having to take extra classes.

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Conaway Fellowship Program

Our K. Michael Conaway Fellowship in Agriculture is open to all students in our M.Ag. program and is based on merit. Students selected for the fellowship are placed in influential organizations in Washington, D.C., that are of importance to the agriculture industry. The fellowship also covers housing and per diem expenses. Fellows gain invaluable experience on the front lines of industry and government.

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    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.