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Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Campus Location:

Calmar, Online

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


The specialized needs in agriculture credit and financing have created a need for specific training in this area. The courses in this certificate develop skills to help individuals interested in the financing part of the agriculture industry. This certificate is designed to complement a two-year or four-year degree in agriculture business. Graduates with a degree and this certificate can pursue careers as bank agriculture finance officers or as credit managers in agriculture businesses.

Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACT Compass® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.

Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management¹ 3.0
AGB:336 Agriculture Selling 3.0
AGB:466 Agriculture Finance 3.0


Term 2
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management  3.0
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0

¹Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking Farm Management at your high school.

Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$28,608 - $44,488

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Employers of NICC Alumni

Washburn/Burnett co Farm Service Agency, Spooner, WI

Sample Job Titles

Program Technician

Ag. Business – Ag. Finance

Additional Information:

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club, Rodeo Club

Program Facilities

Dairy Science Center, Dairy Science Center Cropland

Additional Resources

NICC AgriSciences Blog


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111