Agricultural systems technology (AST, formerly ASM) combines interests in machines and business. This career puts you at the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture, environmental protection and related industries.
Through the combination of business principles and a knowledge of the latest technology, AST students develop the skills necessary to become successful in sales, service, product development and environmental management positions with agribusinesses. Students interested in production agriculture emphasize precision agriculture and environmental protection.
Ag Systems Technology Internship
An internship will help you gain experience and earn credit hours for your degree.
- Agricultural Systems Management 4940 – Internship Handbook (PDF)
- Internship Form (Fillable PDF)
Precision Ag Certificate
Precision agriculture is a key part of the AST curriculum. A certificate in precision agriculture technology can supplement an agricultural systems management degree. Gain in-demand skills while building a strong foundation in data and machinery management and learning ways to maximize profit. The certificate offered at Mizzou consists of the following four courses:
- Intro to Precision Ag. (Precision Agriculture Science and Technology – ASM 4360)
- Future Trends in Precision Ag. (Machinery Management Using Precision Agriculture Technology – ASM 4365)
- Data Management & Analysis in Precision Ag. (Data Management and Analysis Using Precision Agriculture Technology – ASM 4366)
- Economics in Precision Ag. (Profit Strategies Using Precision Agriculture Technology – ASM 4368)
In order to get into these classes, students are expected to take Chem 1100 (or equivalent) and Soils 2100.
Visit the University Registrar for course descriptions.
The graduate certificate consists of (must take four):
- ASM 7360
- ASM 7365
- ASM 7366
- ASM 7368
- ASM 8360