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The Industry Feeding the World. This learning community introduces students to the agriculture industry – the companies between the farm and your table. Students will be exposed to companies in the industry for career exploration. The target audience is primarily students who want to learn more about the career opportunities available in the agribusiness industry. Students whose interest is in agriculture, but are unsure of their career path upon graduation would benefit greatly from this learning community. These students might not have grown up on a farm, participated in 4H, joined FFA, grown up in a rural community, or had parents that worked in Agriculture – this LC is for you! This could be your first step to closing the perceived “gap” that you might feel your peers with extensive background and experience in agriculture have as an advantage in your career preparation. There will be a lot of networking with industry representatives, social activities, career preparation, service projects, shared meals and classroom learning. Come enjoy the journey of preparing for your future!

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Students at pumpkin patch
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Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture with a major in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, or Sales & Marketing

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community reside in McCutcheon Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or living off-campus, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Fall and Spring Semesters

Associated Classes

Fall:

AGEC 29600 - 360 Agribusiness Industry View

Spring:

No courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Industry representative guest speakers
  • Bi-weekly field trips to industry companies
  • Field trip to Fair Oaks Farms
  • Movie night
  • Industry networking event
  • Pizza & game nights
  • Service learning projects

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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