Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate

About the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate

If you've worked on a farm, or if you own your own farm, but need record keeping, analysis, and marketing expertise to make your business viable, the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate was designed for you.

If you have extensive gardening experience, but are not familiar with small- to mid-scale commercial production, consider MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate or the Entrepreneurial Agriculture AAS.

After completing the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate, you'll be able to:

  • Build a strategic business plan that includes income and expense for a farm business launch, a marketing plan, and three- to five-year projections
  • Market farm products with confidence
  • Develop useful record keeping systems for a food/farm business

Total Cost of Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,403.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • The Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate is not a general business certificate, but is focused on the unique food and farm sector.
  • Local food entrepreneurs provide real world examples in your classes.

In addition to the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate (CIP 1.0101 )

Total Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,007.00 $6,807.00 $8,462.00 $8,462.00
Additional Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate Costs $396.00 $396.00 $396.00 $396.00
Program Total $2,403.00 $7,203.00 $8,858.00 $8,858.00

About this Career

Typical Jobs

  • Farm owner
  • Record keeping and business management in a food or farm business
  • Specialty foods marketing professional
  • Buyer for grocery store produce department, or food aggregation hub
  • Administrative support of landscape, floral, or nursery company
Occupations that Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041.00
Aquacultural Managers 11-9013.03
Farm and Ranch Managers 11-9013.02
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers 11-9013.01

How will MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Business and Marketing Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Industry experts in agriculture and experts in the marketing field teach these courses.
  • The program is connected to our Center for Agrarian Learning which hosts presentations and workshops by regional leaders.
  • Take advantage of MCC's Career Services department and the resources available for career information, resume building and job search activities.

By the Numbers:

  • Potential salaries range from $24,000 to $67,000.

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Pursue a baccalaureate degree which could lead to a career in sustainable agriculture, food systems planning, rural development, public policy or public health.
  • Work for food and farm businesses as book keepers, managers, buyers, and administrative support.
  • Own a farm business