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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Agricultural Systems Management

Three students discuss a crop budget in classThe Agricultural Systems Management major teaches students how to manage agricultural production and processing systems, including field production machinery, irrigation and drainage systems, processing equipment or commodity handling and storage facilities. Students completing this major earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  

Possible Career Options

Agricultural Specialist Equipment Dealer/Manager
Farmstead Designer Food Distributor
Grain Cooperative Manager Grain Merchandiser
Production Manager Seed Sales Manager


Classes and Curriculum

Students will begin with fundamental courses in managing agricultural production (machinery, building materials, electrical systems, irrigation and drainage, and business management) and then focus on modern technology (metal fabrications, engine and power transmission, precision agriculture, fluid power, and agricultural safety) to enhance the skills needed to fill a wide range of positions. The program requirements a student will follow are determined by their admit term (first term of undergraduate enrollment at Ohio State).

Curriculum Requirements

Enrolled Summer 2013 - Summer 2022 (pdf) 
Enrolled Autumn 2022 and thereafter (pdf)


After Graduation


Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.

* Average Salary: $51,222


Getting Involved

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The Agricultural Systems Management Club

The club allows students to develop leadership skills, creates a sense of community for students in the ASM major, and provides members with opportunities for personal and professional growth through networking with other students and members of industry for the purpose of education and career placement.




Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering 


Hannah Zimmerman
Coordinator of Prospective Student Services
(614) 247-6685