Associate in Applied Science (AAS) DegreeRequest Info
Farming may be one of the most important jobs on the planet. Learn what it takes to run a successful farming or livestock operation — big or small. Gain a well-rounded education in all areas of the industry, and graduate ready to lead with confidence.
What You Learn in Farm Management
Understand the science of livestock and crop production. Learn about risk management, financial management, agricultural marketing, and professional communications. Choose to work with livestock like beef and swine, or take a course in grain science. You are challenged to explore all of the career possibilities and given that opportunity, too. Enjoy four paid internships.
What Can I do With a Farm Management Degree?Run businesses that produce crops, livestock, or dairy products. Take care of day-to-day management by supervising all steps of production such as planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and herding. Watch market conditions, soil conditions and more, to make decisions about crops and livestock. If machinery breaks down or an animal needs tended to, ensure the jobs gets done. Manage finances, mitigate risk, and understand regulatory policy.
A Solid Foundation
Feeding our food
Nutrition for your livestock. Learn what to feed and when.
Get paid, gain skills.
Work in the field with a six-week paid internship!
Corn & Soybean Production
Growing for profit
Corn & Soybean Production
Discover how to produce the maximum economic yield using all resources responsibly.
Intro to Ag Markets
How to sell
Intro to Ag Markets
Learn how the futures market can used as a marketing tool. Explore hedging and price forecasting.
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"I’m really grateful for the opportunity to have studied farm management at EICC. Everything you learn, you can directly take it and put into your work. There’s no better way to learn than hands-on."Troy Pierson, ’19
Enroll full-time in one of our Agriculture AAS programs and get an automatic $2,000 scholarship. No need to apply; just watch it come off your tuition bill. Really. The Muscatine Community College Foundation is generously donating up to $50,000 to award to Ag students in the 2024-25 academic year. Be one of 25 students to get the scholarship and a great education, too.
Get Paid to Learn
Our Agriculture programs take hands-on learning to the next level with four paid internships built into your education. On average, EICC Ag students earn $18,000 and rack up 2,000 hours of work experience before graduation. If you look at it that way, you are getting paid to learn.
Ag Scholarships Available
Enroll in one of our agriculture programs, then apply for scholarships awarded by EICC foundations, FFA, Growmark, and more. Our goal is for you to achieve yours, and scholarships can help.Learn more about scholarships
Join the National Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS). Competitive style learning and real-life application help you become a skilled professional prepared to work in all areas of agriculture. It is also a student-led organization, so you can build your leadership skills, too.
Livestock Evaluation Team
Here's a unique opportunity to expand your skills. Join EICC's new Livestock Evaluation team! Travel with teammates to livestock shows and events. Gain hands-on experience in animal science and network with industry experts. Join now! Contact Ag Instructor Julia Dieckman.Call Julia at 563-288-6018
Email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start in High School
Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER ACADEMIES
Knock knock. Live here.
MCC offers housing scholarships for students in our Ag programs. Apply now. These campus apartments are a great place to live and learn. Choose a single room or get a roommate and share a two-room suite. Either way, you have plenty of room to kick back and relax with friends. Grab a book and a seat on your couch.Learn more about housing
Your Degree = Success
Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
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