Agribusiness Systems

Careers related to the business of agriculture

The Elkins FFA Chapter in West Virginia used funds from the TSC Grants for Growing program to purchase fencing supplies for a garden.

Growing a Movement

More thank 370 high school agriculture programs an FFA chapters are now better equipped for community outreach, thanks to Tractor Supply Company’s Grants for Growing. The program, launched in two pilot states in 2015 and available to all FA chapters in 2016, awards grants to be used to boost current or launch new agricultural education... Read more »... Read more »
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Advocacy for Agriculture

The word “grow” is extremely important to agriculture. It represents, of course, the growing cycles for plants and animals, as well as the ever-increasing importance of agriculture. To global agricultural company Monsanto, “grow” also references the growth of rural America, the growth and development of future ag leaders, and the growing importance of serving the... Read more »... Read more »
Southern Wayne FFA members Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman work for local swine farms. Swine production is a major industry in North Carolina.

Mighty Fine Swine

Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman of the Southern Wayne FFA Chapter in North Carolina are living proof that you don’t have to grow up on a farm to have a successful career in agriculture. Both Hunter, 17, and J.D., 20, work on Wayne County, N.C., hog farms, where they raise hogs for Maxwell Foods, a... Read more »... Read more »
Reconnect: Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Global Impact

  Looking back on her life and career success thus far, though she didn’t know it at the time, Devry Boughner Vorwerk says that deciding to join FFA was her defining moment. “FFA allowed me to capitalize on my passion for agriculture and let me deliberately choose my career path,” Vorwerk says. “I’m so passionate... Read more »... Read more »
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Master Communicators

  Don’t let the name fool you. Agricultural communications is not pursuing a career as a horse whisperer or swapping stories with an ear of corn. “Agricultural communications is a two-way process that reaches audiences both in and out of the food, fiber, natural resource and energy fields,” says Dr. Leslie Edgar, associate professor of... Read more »... Read more »
Blaze Currie

FFA Reconnect: Blaze Currie

Blaze Currie was your typical small-town Texas kid. He played football and participated in many organizations at Wellman-Union High School. However, during his freshman year, Currie found a true passion in FFA. “He loved it and was gifted for it,” says Bruce Yeager, Currie’s high school superintendent. Currie became an area FFA officer in 2003... Read more »... Read more »
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Career Overview: Agribusiness Systems Jobs

Careers in Agribusiness Systems typically focus on utilizing innovative technology in order to increase profitability and efficiency. Agribusiness is the coordination of all activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products... Read more »... Read more »
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