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 1110G Composition I 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.  A minimum of 15 of the 60 credits for the associate’s degree must be completed at NMSU or one of its community colleges. Individual academic programs may have additional requirements.

AEEC 1110. Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Business

3 Credits (3)

Orientation to agricultural economics and business through the discovery process for the consumer in the food, fiber and natural resource sectors of the global economy. The course will discuss the application of micro-and macro-economic principles as they relate to agricultural economics and business. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

AEEC 1120. Careers in Food and Agribusiness

1 Credit (1)

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.

AEEC 2110. Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management

3 Credits (3)

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

AEEC 2120. Introduction to Food and Agribusiness Accounting

3 Credits (3)

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.

AEEC 2130G. Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues

3 Credits (3)

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 2130G.

AEEC 2140. 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.

AEEC 2996. 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.