Hours Required120 credit hours
The Nebraska Difference
Explore production and non-production areas of agribusiness
Learn with state-of-the-art tech in the trading room and commodity marketing lab
Free 1-to-1 tutoring, academic advising and career coaching
Two Pathways For Agribusiness
First Joint Agribusiness Program
The first of its kind in the U.S., the joint agribusiness program blends the technical competence of modern agricultural and food systems with the decision-making framework of business. As an agribusiness major, you’ll take courses from both the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Business.
Customize Your Academic Experience
Flexibility provided by elective course blocks gives you an opportunity to add one or two minors to your agribusiness major. Minors help you customize your academic programs to your unique interests and career goals.
Faculty as Experts and Mentors
Our faculty teach, conduct research and participate in extension outreach. Some even run companies. They understand real-world issues and bring vital industry knowledge to the classroom every day.
Plant Science (PLAS 131)
Study plant biology for food, fuel and fiber production. Explore ecosystems, water, nutrients and carbon assimilation in variable environments.
Farm and Ranch Management (AECN 201)
Learn economic principles and business concepts for farming and ranching. Topics include budgets, enterprise analysis, leasing and pasture management.
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (AECN 225/MRKT 225)
Explore marketing strategies in the food systems channel, from producers to consumers. Create a strategic marketing plan for a new food product.
Operations in Supply Chain Management (SCMA 331)
Discover analytical management techniques for demand, acquisition and resource transformation in various organizations, including private and public enterprises, service and manufacturing.
Managing Behavior in Organizations (MNGT 360)
Examine the many factors that affect organizational behavior, such as employee engagement, communication and decision-making. Explore the role they play in the management of work.
Introduction to Commodity Marketing (AECN 235 /MRKT 235)
Explore how commodity markets were created, how commodities are traded from producers to final consumers and the role of transportation and storage.
Explore the 4-Year Plans
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Outside the Classroom
Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.
Fabio Mattos, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics
Fabio Mattos teaches Introduction to Commodity Marketing, Marketing of Agricultural Commodities, Commodity Price Forecasting and Agricultural Demand and Price Analysis. He also serves as the advisor for the Commodity Marketing Club and CASNR Student Advisory Board. His favorite part of his job is interacting with students in class, clubs, advising and other activities. Mattos spent 11 years in investment banking and consulting. His research interests include commodity marketing, risk management and price analysis.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Collaborate on real-world projects for companies or clients.
- Learn to make better business decisions by analyzing data using the latest technology available in the Commodity Marketing Lab and Trading Room.
- Explore specialized areas of agriculture through coursework that enables you to manage livestock, analyze food properties or work in greenhouses and fields.
- Apply analytical skills to real-world problems.
- Make and evaluate business decisions to ensure profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
- Assist rural business owners and community leaders to enhance local resources as a fellow through Rural Prosperity Nebraska.
- Live with others who share your career interests in the Ag Futures, Business Leaders or Business Opportunities Learning Communities.
- Join business student organizations, like the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), AgEcon/Agribusiness Club, American Marketing Association (AMA), Commodity Marketing Club or StartupsUNL.
Have Questions? We're Here to Help
If you have questions about the Agribusiness major or navigating the application process, contact us.