Agriculture

The Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture focuses on the general principles and practice of agricultural research and production and prepares individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical agricultural problems. The curriculum includes instruction in basic animal, plant, and soil science as well as agricultural business.

Graduation Requirements

ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition with a C or higher; placement into college-level math and reading courses or completion of developmental courses with a C or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; the last 15 credits taken at NMSU.

AG E 100. Introductory to Food and Agribusiness Management

3 Credits

Orientation to agricultural supply businesses, farm and ranch production, food markets, food processing and distribution, and food consumption. Microeconomic principles for managers. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

AG E 101. Careers in Food and Agribusiness

1 Credit

Orientation to agribusiness management. Students will learn about agricultural production and marketing in New Mexico, the United States, and the world. Students will be introduced to faculty and staff within the department, learn about career opportunities available to AEAB graduates, and develop a greater appreciation of agricultural management issues. May be repeated up to 1 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Freshman status only or obtain consent of instructor.

AG E 200. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 9 credits toward a degree. Consent of instructor required.

AG E 210G. Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues

3 Credits

Survey of food and agricultural issues, including: geography of food production and consumption; human-agricultural-natural resource relations; agriculture in the United States and abroad; modern agribusiness; food safety; food, agriculture, and natural resources policy; ethical questions; role and impact of technology. Crosslisted with: FSTE 210G.

AG E 236. Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management

3 Credits

Description and application of management and financial principles, market planning, and organization theory in small business situations. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

AG E 250. Technology and Communication for Business Management

3 Credits (2+2P)

Understanding and improving skills for data analysis, information management and communication is the focus of this course. Drawing examples from a variety of management, business, technological and research situations, students discover the versatility and variety of uses of computer applications such as spreadsheet, database, presentation and document software. Emphasizing a ‘hands-on’ approach students learn the foundations of these tools and their use.

AG E 260. Introduction to Food and Agribusiness Accounting

3 Credits

Purpose and methods of keeping and analyzing farm and ranch records. Net worth and income statements, efficiency measures, analysis of the business, and tax computations. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

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