|Faculty:||Dhillon School of Business
|Field of Study:||Agricultural Business and Management, General
|Description:||The agri-food sector is fast becoming one of the most challenging, diverse, and dynamic career opportunities available to students. Feeding the world by 2050 will require an increase of almost 70% in food production, along with all of the challenges of getting high quality, healthy, safe food and nutrition from farms to consumer’s plates. And the agri-food sector is an emerging sustainable engine of economic growth and diversification ideally suited to Alberta and western Canada, where much of the future world food needs will be grown, processed, shipped and delivered to consumers around the world. Meeting these demands and opportunities will require students to be well versed and prepared to be critical thinkers, solution providers, entrepreneurs, managers, and agents of change in an essential field of commerce.
Quite different from many other academic agribusiness programs, the Agricultural Enterprise Management major concentrates on how business, management, finance, marketing and trade and their related disciplines can be actively applied to any agricultural enterprise from input and primary agricultural production, through supply and value chains, international trade, agricultural technology, competitive market intelligence and the creation of new value-added small to medium enterprises in the agri-food sector. Students will also be exposed to how emerging trends in technology development domains can be harnessed to propel forward new and innovative approaches to meeting global food demands, through blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the full range of technologies being deployed to support precision (data-driven) agri-food production.
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