Choose From Two Programs

The agricultural programs at Adams State combines general and applied knowledge to prepare you for a career in agriculture.  You’ll learn about cutting-edge advances in soil and crop science, horticulture, business, weed and pest management, irrigation, water conservation, and greenhouse management. Adams State offers a General Agriculture Program and a Agribusiness Emphasis.

General Agriculture Program

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  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: General Agriculture, Concentrations in Biology and Business.
  • Students learn soil and crop science, horticulture, water conservation, and greenhouse management.
  • This program is delivered through a partnership between Adams State University and Colorado State University.
  • Students will enroll in both Adams State online or face-to-face courses and Colorado State University online agriculture courses. The degree is conferred by Adams State.

Upon successful completion of the degree program, students will have a well-rounded foundation in agricultural sciences with additional concentrations in biology or business.

This program will prepare students for careers on a farm, ranch or in an agriculturally related business. Potential careers may include research and development scientists, agribusiness sales representatives, extension agents, farmers, farm managers and range scientists.

Agribusiness Emphasis

School of Business

  • Earn a business degree specialized in agriculture to increase your marketability.
  • Preparation for business management careers in  agriculture, food production, agribusiness, and other rural-associated sectors of the economy.
  • Participate in the Agribusiness Club and the ASU Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter. These clubs provided  industry networking, internship opportunities and competitive discussion.

Brook Mitchell on a farm.

I love it. Even though Adams State is smaller, they still have a program that fits what I want to do after I graduate. I have always lived on the farm and plan to love and work on the farm when I graduate. – Brook Mitchell, junior agribusiness major

Contact Us

Agriculture Business Concentration

Contact Zena Buser, Ph.D. for additional information about agribusiness emphasis in the School of Business and the agribusiness concentration in the ASU/CSU partnership at zenabuser@adams.edu or 719-587-8166.

Agriculture Biology Concentration

Contact Kristy L. Duran, Ph.D. for additional information about the agriculture biology track at klduran@adams.edu or 719-587-7767.

Agriculture Program Curriculum

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