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Agriculture is one of the largest sectors of Indiana’s economy with a $20 billion annual impact, and as this sector becomes more high-tech, the need for trained college graduates in agriculture is increasing.
Average Median Agriculture Salary in Indiana
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Annual Agriculture Salary Range
$21,186 - $60,518
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The agriculture program at Ivy Tech Community College engages students in hands-on activities in and outside of their classrooms while preparing them for real-world agriculture careers. The program focus is primarily in the areas of: Livestock Production, Agronomy, Agriculture Equipment, and AgriBusiness. 

Students are exposed to various areas in the agriculture industry through field experiences and professional guest speaker presentations. To enhance the student experience, the agriculture program has partnerships with industry organizations such as: John Deere, Case IH, Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance, Becks Hybrids, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Belstra Milling Company, Fair Oaks Farms and other local growers, producers, and agribusinesses. Students will spend a significant amount of class time completing hands-on activities with the ability to have one-on-one time with instructors.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Agriculture program can enter directly into the agriculture workforce in exciting, competitive paying careers or they may transfer to many of our four-year partners.

Current partners include: Purdue University, Trine University, Indiana State University, Illinois State University, Colorado State University (online), Southern Illinois University, Indiana University (Regional Campuses only), and Huntington University. To find out more about other transfer opportunities in agriculture, click here.  Click here to learn more about the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture program.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities! 

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


Animal Agribusiness
(9 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Agribusiness Management
(9 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Food Science
(9 credit hours = 1 semester)

Grain Systems
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Horticulture/Landscape Management
(9 credit hours = 1 semester)

(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Landscape Technician
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Plant Production
(9 credit hours = 1 semester)

Urban Horticulture
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificate

General Agriculture
(31 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Controlled Environment Agriculture
(34 credit hours = 3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Science - Agriculture

Associate of Applied Science - Agriculture

Certificate - Animal Agribusiness

Certificate - Agribusiness Management

Certificate - Food Science

Certificate - Grain Systems

Certificate - Horticulture/Landscape Management

Certificate - Hydroculture

Certificate - Landscape Technician

Certificate - Plant Production

Certificate - Urban Horticulture

Program Locations

The Agriculture program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: