Associate of Science in Agriculture

Agriculture

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Program Duration

2 years

Program Type

Associate of Science

Median Arkansas Salary

$48,000 farmers, ranchers, agri managers (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Students get hands-on experiences with our on-campus greenhouse, high tunnel and mobile hydroponics trailer.


 

About The Program

There is a steady demand worldwide for agricultural products from both large operations and small farms. Farmers are always needed to feed the world, but there also other areas of agriculture that students can consider such as park/forestry service workers, agricultural inspectors, loggers, cattle operators, nursery or tree farm workers, animal care workers and more.

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hand and money iconPaying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Degree and Certificate Options

2-year Agriculture Associate of Science Academic Plan

Transfer or Stackable Options

Northark has agreements with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and with Arkansas Tech University to offer students seamless options for transfer into specified agriculture majors or concentrations using the AS in Agriculture degree, but the degree can also serve as a foundation for students who plan to transfer elsewhere.

Faculty Contact

Michelle Buchanan
Agriculture Instructor
(870) 391-3149
michelle.buchanan@northark.edu

Northark agri student Jessica Williamson

"I have always loved most anything dealing with agriculture. Animals have always been something that I have been passionate about...The agriculture classes and Mrs. Buchanan at NAC are very informative and have really helped me in knowing that there is a wide variety of options. One of the most memorable things that Mrs. Buchanan has taught me is to not let where you are from define you, but shape who you are and what you become." 

- Jessica Williamson, agri student

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of terminology, breeds, digestion, reproduction, and production related to animal and poultry science.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of general plant terminology and classification, forage crops, row crops, field crops, and production aspects within horticulture.
  • Students will identify and describe careers in the agriculture industry.