Resource Management

Agriculture Degree/A.A.

(Agribusiness Management and Rural Development)

About the Program:

The Ag-Resource Management is an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program that is designed for transfer to the baccalaureate degree programs at West Virginia University. The program will prepare students to complete their B.S. Degree in Agribusiness Management at the WVU Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources School of Natural Resources. The Agribusiness Management Program at West Virginia University includes three areas of concentration: Agribusiness Management, Environmental & Energy Resources Management, and Environmental & Natural Resources Economics.

What can you do with this Degree:

The Ag-Resource Management degree, as a stand-alone option, will provide graduates with the skills needed in agribusiness firms, credit institutions, government (USDA, Depart. of Ag., etc.) and farming operations.

What can you earn with this Degree:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ( ) reports the possible employment opportunities for this field of study.


Median pay

Entry level education

Work experience

Farmers, ranchers, and other ag. managers

$64,170 per year

High school or equivalent

5 years or more

Agriculture and food science technicians

$36,480 per year

Associates degree


Environmental scientists and specialists

$67,460 per year

Bachelor’s degree


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