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Interested in Agriculture?


Montcalm Community College (MCC) offers the Agricultural Operations degree program in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University (MSU). This program has three pathways; Operations, Agribusiness, or the transfer pathway. Of the credits required for certification, the majority are delivered by MCC and the remainder are delivered by MSU. It is possible for a student to complete one of these programs and transfer to a four-year agricultural degree program at MSU. All MSU courses will be offered on MCC’s campus or online.


Why choose a career in agriculture?

  • For every farmer there are 24 ag-based careers.
  • The demand for well-trained ag professionals continues to increase as the world's population increases and usable farmland decreases.
  • Michigan has a $104 billion annual agriculture economy.
  • Michigan is second only to California in the number of ag commodities grown in state. 
  • Jobs in agriculture include: agricultural lenders, croup scouts, animal herdsmen, landscape designers, implement operators, farmers, commodity marketers, seed salespeople, implement dealers, food processors, ag tourism professionals, ag educators, and many, many more. 

agricultural operations (A.A.S.)This program is offered at MCC in partnership with Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology. This program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operations or to launch careers in the industry. It integrates a wide range of disciplines including business, leadership, technology and compliance through hands-on laboratory learning and classroom formats as well as a required internship.

Ag Program Coordinator Brian Gardner