Agricultural Business

God placed Adam in the garden and instructed him to take care of it (Gen. 2:15). Since the beginning of time, we have been cultivating the ground and keeping the orchard in order to provide food for those around us. In the Grace College School of Business, we strongly believe that business professionals should assist in helping their local communities. The Agribusiness program assists in fulfilling our mission in a beneficial way to both Grace College and our local agricultural community.

Indiana boasts an agricultural industry that produces $38 billion annually which is roughly 13.5% of the states’ economic activity. In fact, 83% of Indiana’s land is dedicated to either agricultural production or forestry.

The global food demand is expected to increase by 30% in the coming decades. This will require farmers to become as efficient as possible. Agricultural business leaders must continue to invest in education and adopt tools and technology that help in that efficiency. This program is arranged to equip future agricultural workers with that knowledge.

The Agribusiness program is designed to provide students with strong foundations in science and traditional business while emphasizing specialized agribusiness courses.

Areas of Concentration

  • Biblical Basis of Agricultural

Internship Opportunities

  • Students are required to complete 3 internships before graduation. These opportunities are tailored to student's interests and afford them the opportunity to engage multiple agricultural business before completing their studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Farm Management
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Farm Supply Management
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Business Analyst
  • Agricultural Software Developer
  • Stable Management
  • Agricultural Insurance
  • Commodities Trading
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Crop Insurance
  • Agricultural Policy Analyst
  • Grain Broker
  • Farm Manager
  • Field Service Technician
  • Agricultural Lending
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator

Agricultural Business is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Proficient with Numbers
  • Business Savvy
  • Good Listeners
  • Good at Building Relational Equity
  • Driven
  • Excellent Communicators
  • Consistent
  • Analytical
  • Problem Solvers
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Tobias Forshtay

Instructor of Agribusiness
forshttd@grace.edu

Roger L. Stichter, M.B.A., D.B.A., C.P.A.

Professor of Accounting
roger.stichter@grace.edu

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The Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation’s website states that Grace College is “located in a strong agricultural production area that has changed significantly and is noted for state-of-the art innovation and technology in its farming, agriculture processing and agriculture equipment industries. What hasn’t changed is the rural work ethic of its workforce and a common-sense problem-solving approach to business.”

Jeff Mize, CEO of Ag Plus in South Whitley said, “Agricultural employment options are endless right now. There are so many opportunities that were not (available) 20 years ago. You look at your workforce and almost 50 percent of our workforce is going to retire in the next three to seven years.”
Internships are designed to provide the student with hands-on experience for an entire ag-cycle from planting through harvest. Internships will be tailored to the agricultural interest of each student.

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