Explore the Agriculture Field

Are you interested in how technology can be applied in new ways? Do you have an interest in raising animals and growing crops? Mid’s Agriculture Pathways allow you to explore this diverse field that can lead to on-the-farm, in-the-lab, and other related careers. Plus, you can prepare for a career directly after college or earn credits that transfer to a four-year school as you begin your journey toward a more advanced degree.

Job Outlook
  • $77k
    Median Salary for Michigan (Farmer’s Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers)
  • 1,700
    Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • -7%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs
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Transfer-Friendly to Michigan Colleges & Universities

Mid credits go with you because we participate in many transfer agreements that ensure our courses count at colleges and universities across the state and country. Our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals—saving you time and money. No matter where your path leads, Mid can be a part of your journey.

Starting at Mid and transferring to a four-year school can save you, on average, over $16,000 off the cost of your bachelor’s degree.*

You’re worried that Mid credits won’t transfer. We get it, this is a big concern. The good news? You don’t need to worry! By starting with your end goal in mind, we customize a transfer-focused pathway that works for you and your intended destination college or university.

Preparing for a career after you graduate? That’s great! Mid students often complete internships and earn industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for real-world work.

And along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice from your Mid Mentor and support from teams across the College who are committed to your success.

Career-Ready Pathways

Mid’s Agriculture Business Associate Degree Pathway can be completed in just four semesters, and includes an internship at a local business! You'll master the theories and skills related to marketing and sales within the agriculture industry, while building a broad base of knowledge and skills related to communication and career readiness.

The Agriculture Business Training Credential I and Training Credential II Pathways can each be completed in two semesters, and allow you to gain entry-level knowledge as you ladder your skills toward an associate degree.

Mid’s Farm Management and Operations Associate Degree Pathway can be completed in just four semesters, and includes an internship at a local business! You'll explore all the phases of modern-day agriculture that make daily operations run smoothly and profitably to ensure your success on your family farm or the farm you help operate or manage.

The Farm Management and Operations Training Credential I and Training Credential II Pathways can each be completed in two semesters, and allow you to gain entry-level knowledge as you ladder your skills toward an associate degree.

Transfer-Focused Pathways

Mid’s Animal Science, Crop & Soil Science, and Agriculture Business Transfer Pathways prepare you to transfer to a four-year university to pursue an advanced degree in any of these specialties.

Students often work in careers like

  • Agriculture Technician
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Farm or Ranch Manager
  • Soil Scientist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Horticulturist
  • Conservation Scientist

Agriculture can also provide the foundation for careers in other fields. These and other careers often require additional education or training, sometimes beyond an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Save $ Starting at Mid can save you over $16,000 off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

Mid’s faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. This means that you learn from more than textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure you are ready to succeed.

Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not just a number. Our instructors learn your name, because our class sizes are small, and your Mid Mentor serves as your single-point-of-contact from application to graduation. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal.

Mid's associate degree pathways allow you to gain a solid foundation of skills in the field, alongside general education credits that promote broad knowledge and deep understanding. Our training credential and certificate options provide necessary skills for entry-level positions, and often ladder credits into associate degree pathways—saving you time and money if you choose to advance your skills.

Mid offers a wide range of courses through several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and busy schedule.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many colleges and universities in Michigan. If you would like to go back to school, transfer to another college or university in Michigan, or simply see how courses at Mid would transfer to another school, this site is for you!

More Opportunities

Over 100 Programs & Pathways offer students a wide range of career-ready and transfer-focused academic options. From hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs to meaningful discussions on current topics and technologies, you’ll be prepared for your next step and future career.

Associate Dean of Off-Campus Instruction

Richard Smith, Ed.D.

(989) 386-6631


Faculty Listing

Paul Gross

Agriculture Program Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor - Agriculture

Katie Keen

Adjunct Instructor - Agriculture

Related Programs & Pathways

*Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report. Savings compare the median 2021-2022 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

Job outlook data sourced from O*Net OnLine and valid 2020-2030.