Kansas State University graduates in agricultural technology management manage people, money, natural resources and technology. If you are interested in a career that blends management training with a knowledge of people and technical expertise, consider agricultural technology management. Graduates in this specialty area fill key positions in food and agricultural industries, serving as technical managers for these increasingly vital sectors of the economy.
Agricultural technology management prepares students for careers that require an understanding of technology and management. The goal of the program is to educate technology managers who can combine a critical understanding of agriculture and biological sciences with the problem-solving viewpoint of an engineer. The curriculum is intended for students who want a broader education than is provided by the engineering curriculum and do not desire the analytical focus necessary in an engineering degree.
Our graduates know how to solve real world problems but also know how to manage the business effectively. The agricultural technology management program is not as math intensive as engineering, but students still learn about technical concepts and how to apply them. The program combines applied engineering technologies, agricultural and biological sciences, and business management.
Graduates are employed in technical management positions in food and agricultural industries that require an understanding of both technology and management in fields such as technical sales, service and management in agribusiness. The opportunities for challenging careers are unlimited.
Recent graduates have secured positions working as:
- agricultural business managers
- agricultural extension agents
- agricultural loan officers
- agricultural marketing representatives
- agricultural machinery dealership managers
- crop consultants
- engineering assistants
- farm managers
- food processing plant supervisors
- grain terminal operations managers
- pesticide application specialists