Agribusiness major to be offered by Clemson
June 5, 2013 by Sarah
Clemson University, located just a short distance from Anderson, recently announced that it will be offering a new major in agribusiness this fall as a way to prepare students for leadership roles in the industry. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to make potential students aware this new major so that they can sign up for the fall semester.
According to Thomas Scott, the dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences, the major will culminate in a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. Coursework will include a core curriculum with classes in the management and economics of agribusiness, marketing and sales, leadership, accounting and finance, and the development of business skills. Additional skills that will be taught will include information technology, globalization, and those needed to analyze the relationship between the environment, business, and society.
Hugh Weathers, the Agriculture Commissioner for South Carolina, added that knowing how to manage the business of agriculture is important, and that those who graduate from the new program at Clemson will have the skills necessary to help the agriculture business in South Carolina become more efficient. The university stated that $34bn of South Carolina’s economy comes from the agriculture industry, and it is becoming increasingly involved in emerging markets.
Professors and researchers who are knowledgeable in the areas of the economics of agriculture production, food-demand analysis, wildlife and water, commodity pricing, and food safety will be implementing and teaching in the new degree program.