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Farm and Ranch Management

Manage farms and ranchland or work as a consultant for federal and state governments; regional, national and international agricultural firms and agricultural credit and banking institutions.

Farm and Ranch Management – B.S. in Agricultural Business, Farm and Ranch Management Emphasis

Students in the Farm and Ranch Management program at Montana State learn how to manage farms, ranches and similar agricultural enterprises. Students study a broad spectrum of topics within agricultural specialization and business management in order to make the best decisions regarding production, crop and animal management, marketing, finance, and business organization for farm and ranch management.

The Agricultural Business major at Montana State has one additional Option Within a Major: Agribusiness Management.


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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.

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Plan Your Future
The Agricultural Business Management program has an established, excellent reputation with local and national employers.

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Unique Opportunities
As Montana's premier research institution, Montana State offers unparalleled access to hands-on experiences in research labs, art studios, teaching farms and the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.



Farm and Ranch Management students at Montana State go into careers such as:

  • Farm Loan Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Crop Insurance Agent
  • Range Manager

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.