Producer in the Spotlight Brothers, Scott and Brad Foote, managers and owners of
Hoxie Feedyard and Imperial Beef have a deep history in
the cattle industry. (Published in Beef Cattle Institute Informer Spring/Summer Newsletter)
Unique Masters in Agribusiness Offered by KSU When it comes to advanced education for ag lenders, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics has worked hard to offer opportunities, and a program the staff is extremely proud of is the Masters of Agribusiness (MAB).
K-State Master of Agribusiness offers International Education Opportunities With advances in technology making it possible to communicate around the world instantaneously, professionals in the food and agriculture industry need to know more than what is happening within their own country. The K-State Master of Agribusiness distance-degree program understands how important it is for agribusiness professionals to have the knowledge and skills to excel in today’s rapidly changing, and increasingly complex, food and agricultural global economy. (Published by www.AgCareers.com)
2008 K-State students and alumni tour Southeast Asian agribusinesses With expansive river valleys and deltas, rich soils, and a humid tropical climate, Southeast Asia has plentiful agricultural resources, but less than one-third of Southeast Asia’s land is in agricultural use and most are small family or communal farms.
K-State's Master of Agribusiness Program Featured on 'Jeopardy!' Kansas State University and its award-winning master of agribusiness program recently earned a place as part of pop culture trivia. The program, which is the first graduate agribusiness degree in the nation to be offered through distance education, was an $800 question on the Oct. 13, 2008 "Jeopardy!" game show.
K-State Master of Agribusiness Perfect Fit for Farm Credit Employee Kate Duke grew up on her family’s 800-head beef cattle farm in Glasgow, VA. She was active in 4-H, FFA and planned on becoming a veterinarian. While pursing an undergraduate degree in Animal & Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech, she was required to take some economics courses and realized she enjoyed learning about the business side of the agriculture industry.
Education for Agri-marketers - K-State's Master of Agribusiness As demand for food and agricultural products increase, new skills and technologies must be developed to keep up. Communication and cooperation between grower, processor and retailer is more important than ever. Data and computer technology facilitates this communication that was not available to the agribusiness sector as recently as 10 years ago. To meet the growing demand and adapt to the changing technologies, Kansas State University introduced the innovative and award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance program in 1998.
K-State Offering Comparative Food and Agriculture Systems Class Imagine traveling around the globe to learn about seven different cultures in four months. For most students this wouldn't be possible, but the agricultural economics department at Kansas State University has developed a course that gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad without leaving the classroom.
MAB valuable to Anheuser-Busch employee While filling a temporary position with Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc., Zach Gaines developed an interest in the beer industry and agriculture. With an undergraduate degree in English and little background in agriculture, Gaines, a Research Technician in Fort Collins, Colo., knew he needed to learn more about the industry to be successful.
Higher education key to continuing success of growing cooperatives Growth and change are necessary in any successful business and agricultural cooperatives are no different. As a student in K-State’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance program, Barry Brant, Ag Inputs Vice President of Garden City Co-op, Inc., in Garden City, Kans., is learning the business and management skills he needs to make his employer more profitable in a rapidly changing environment.
2006 K-State students and alumni tour Russian agribusinesses Most students have the opportunity to learn about foreign countries while in the classroom. The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance-education program at Kansas State University offers students and alumni a chance to visit some of those countries.
K-State's Master of Agribusiness celebrates a decade of providing award-winning distance education It has been nine years since Kansas State University developed its Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program. The MAB program was the first graduate agribusiness program in the nation to be offered via distance education. Over the years, the program has grown into an internationally recognized, award-winning program and as we are building our tenth class, the MAB program is celebrating a decade of building agribusiness leaders.
2004 Ag Programs Offer Education Without Moving to Campus Andy Holzwarth’s typical day is pretty much like the rest of working America’s. He heads off to his job as a crop systems specialist at John Deere in Wichita. Once finished, he heads home for supper and some family time, but that’s where things turn atypical.
2002 A Family Affair: Cimarron Father, Son Earn Degrees From K-State It's graduation time at Kansas State University and the Max and Linda Irsik family of Cimarron has double the reasons to celebrate. Max Irsik and his son, Maxson, are both earning degrees from K-State this semester.
For Max Irsik, the road to his third degree from K-State took him into cyberspace with the university's award-winning master in agribusiness program. The two-year program is Web-based, allowing students to fit course work around their work and family schedules. Students also are required to attend two one-week sessions on the Manhattan campus each year.