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Study agricultural production abroad

An in-depth guide to studying agricultural production as an international student.

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Agricultural production degrees abroad

Agricultural production professionals are responsible for satisfying the world’s increasing appetite for crops and livestock.

You’ll learn about every aspect of agricultural production, from plant breeding and animal husbandry, to supply chains and marketing. You’ll understand how to anticipate and overcome risks so that production remains safe, successful, and sustainable.

Agriculture is a fast-paced and diverse industry. Studying abroad will put you at the forefront of new discoveries and developments in the sector. You’ll also appreciate the geographical, environmental, and economic challenges faced by farmers around the world.

Agricultural production program structure

You can study agricultural production at various undergraduate and graduate levels. Two-year associate degrees are the perfect preparation for entry-level careers in agribusiness, or you could transfer your credits onto a bachelor’s course.

Bachelor’s degrees take three or four years to complete, depending on your choice of country and university. Lots of courses include a 12-month placement between your second and final years of study. These are a great way to apply what you’ve learned and build professional connections.

If you’re still hungry to learn more, postgraduate programs are available. Master’s degrees generally take one year of full-time study, or two years if you’re in part-time education. PhDs require at least four years of study, but they can last up to six or seven years.

You’ll experience a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, labs, and practical sessions. You’ll also benefit from field trips and guest lectures from industry professionals.

Every agricultural production course will be structured slightly differently, but here are some core topics you’ll cover:

  • Crop production
  • Livestock science and husbandry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil management
  • Agronomy
  • Supply chain management
  • Agricultural economics and markets
  • Farm business management and agricultural policy
Agricultural production program structure

You can study agricultural production at various undergraduate and graduate levels. Two-year associate degrees are the perfect preparation for entry-level careers in agribusiness, or you could transfer your credits onto a bachelor’s course.

Bachelor’s degrees take three or four years to complete, depending on your choice of country and university. Lots of courses include a 12-month placement between your second and final years of study. These are a great way to apply what you’ve learned and build professional connections.

If you’re still hungry to learn more, postgraduate programs are available. Master’s degrees generally take one year of full-time study, or two years if you’re in part-time education. PhDs require at least four years of study, but they can last up to six or seven years.

You’ll experience a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, labs, and practical sessions. You’ll also benefit from field trips and guest lectures from industry professionals.

Every agricultural production course will be structured slightly differently, but here are some core topics you’ll cover:

  • Crop production
  • Livestock science and husbandry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil management
  • Agronomy
  • Supply chain management
  • Agricultural economics and markets
  • Farm business management and agricultural policy

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Agricultural production study abroad programs

Agricultural production undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in agricultural production

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    Agricultural Science, Agronomy - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,940 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Agricultural Science: Agronomy - BSAG Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Agronomy - BSAG University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,569 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,838 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Animal Science: Food Animal Production and Management - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Agronomy - BSc University of Minnesota Crookston, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,864 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,864 USD

    Start date
    August
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Associate in agricultural production

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    Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems - ASc/AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September
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Agricultural production graduate programs

Master's in agricultural production

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    Food Systems and Management (formerly known as Food Chain Systems) - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Nutrition and Food Systems Dietetics - MSc University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Future agricultural production careers

You’ll graduate with the practical skills and industry know-how needed to work in areas like farm management, agricultural sales, and food production.

Agricultural consultancies, farm businesses, and local authorities are just a few of the employers who’ll be eager to snap up your expertise. Here’s an idea of the roles you could be offered:

  • Agricultural production operations manager
  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Plant breeder
  • Livestock nutritionist
  • Soil scientist
  • Agribusiness sales manager
  • Food scientist

Getting hands-on work experience is one of the best ways to boost your employability. If you can’t complete an internship as part of your course, look for placement opportunities and voluntary projects during your vacations. Your university’s careers service can support you with this.