Agriculture Finance

Agriculture and Animal Sciences Business, Marketing and Hospitality

In the next five to ten years, a large number of agriculture finance officers will be retiring. This program has been developed at the request of the banking industry to meet the upcoming needs of that high-demand area. This program has been created as a partnership between the Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Agriculture Departments and includes courses in the business skills needed for a bank or finance officer and gives students the background knowledge in agriculture needed for that unique area of the industry. The degree is also designed to easily transfer into a bachelor's degree for students and for banks that desire their employees to have bachelor's degrees.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 66
Locations: Online
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$13,200*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $14,784*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,816 - 72,008

Estimated annual salary range for Agriculture and Animal Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Farm and Ranch Manager
  • Farm Labor Contractor
  • Buying and Purchasing, Farm Products
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

Related Student Organizations

  • Post Secondary Agriculture Students
  • Dairy Science Club
  • Beef Science Club
  • AgriScience Club
Tad Mueller

Tad Mueller
Instructor, Agriculture

  • Email: muellert@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8111
  • Location: Calmar

Bruce Bearinger
Dean of Agriculture, Animal Science and Transportation

  • Email: bearingerb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8128
  • Location: Dairy Center