Agriculture

Think farming is old-school? Think again.

Whether you want to bring the family farm into the next generation or be a player in the global markets, studying agriculture at SUNY Morrisville is a smart choice.

Agriculture is at the heart of what SUNY Morrisville does best. It is our past, present and future, so we have spent a lot of thought and practice to learn what works best and help students build the world they want for themselves.

Whether you are interested in fruits and vegetables, milk and meat, tractors and tools, flowers and plants, or business and trade, we have the right agriculture program for you.

With choices in agricultural business, agricultural engineering technology, agricultural mechanics, agricultural science, animal science - dairy, dairy management, horticulture, horticulture business management, and landscape architectural studies, you will find the right “field” to explore your own field of interest.

Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives and agriculture is no exception. Don’t just learn, but practice how to sustainably make a living through the land with climate-smart approaches. You can build your own livelihood while you improve those in your community.

Cultivate a successful career. Know not just where your food comes from, but how to plant and nurture it before harvesting and distributing it to a thankful community. Season after season, our faculty and staff work diligently with you to see that process through for all to enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Be a vital part of the fabric of everyday life. Learn how you can power people through nutrition and be entrepreneurial in connecting communities and the world through food and trade.

Come plant and harvest your future at Morrisville. You will be more than ready. You will be experienced, allowing you to contribute to one of the three largest sectors of the American economy and have a greater opportunity to impact the world and everyday lives through implementing fresh ideas.

 

Programs

Ag business student
Grow a rewarding career. One of every five jobs in the American economy is found in an agricultural or food-related career. Our Associate in Applied Science degree program in agricultural business gives you the technical and business skills you need to choose from a wide range of job options in our nation’s largest industry, or to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Ag business students pose with a food product they created.
Growing markets. In this exciting time of growth in global opportunity, small and large agricultural businesses in the U.S. have one thing in common: They are all competing for growing local, regional and international markets.
Student driving a tractor
Technically unmatched in any field. The farm equipment industry serves commercial farming equipment from tractors to backhoes and bulldozers. It also supports industries that supply everything from riding lawn mowers and garden tractors to chainsaws and related gardening equipment.
Student working on an engine part
Mechanize your options. If you are mechanically inclined, SUNY Morrisville offers three paths to a career in agricultural mechanics that allow you to choose from several great minor options.
Agricultural Science Professor Jen Gilbert Jenkins holds a handful of soil as she teaches about soil sampling
Grow your future. Through the agricultural science associate degree program at SUNY Morrisville, you will gain fundamental training in agriculture to help prepare you for a career in the agricultural service sector and for technical on-farm work.
Student with a cow
If a family farm or a career in the dairy industry is in your future, you can make the most of two years of study in our animal science – dairy Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program.
Dairy students with cows
Considering a degree in dairy? The dairy industry is among New York State’s largest employers, with a great need for qualified managers and management of dairy farms and related businesses. Our dairy management prepares you to manage a dairy operation from herdsman to owner – and every position in between.
Students working on a tractor
Fuel your passion. SUNY Morrisville offers two programs in diesel technology that combine hands-on learning with industry-standard technology. Our Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in diesel equipment technology trains you to start your career as a technician and move into management, while also preparing you to continue your studies in a bachelor’s degree program if you are looking to further your management skills.
Harvesting onions
Cultivate your future. If you love growing and working with plants, whether in a greenhouse, a flower shop or on a farm, hands-on training in horticulture may just be what’s next for you.
Student helping at plant sale
Put that green thumb to work. As a student in our Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree program in horticulture business management, you’ll start with a hands-on education in horticulture and grow into an entrepreneur-based approach to owning or operating a horticulture-related business.
Students designing a landscape on the computer
Landscape Design & Management A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Horticulture A.A.S. program!   Color your world.