Agriculture

CONTACT
Aileen Ehn
Agriculture Instructor
Fort Lupton Campus
aileen.ehn@aims.edu
(970) 330-8008 x5911

Administrative Office:
Westview 247
(970) 339-6244

Program Chair: 
Ellen Swieter
Westview 246
(970) 339-6522
ellen.swieter@aims.edu

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

About

The agriculture industry impacts us daily – from drinking a glass of chocolate milk to putting ethanol (made from corn) in your car. While approximately 22 million people work in ag-related fields, only about 10 percent of these are traditional farmers or ranchers and the growing opportunities for careers that help the farmers and ranchers are vast.

What makes up the other 90 percent of agriculture careers? We’re so glad you asked! Think of your career as a way to help farmers rather than actually becoming one. Your office can be as big as thecorn field and you can make an important contribution to helping feed the world.  

Here are just a few career possibilities:

  • Financial Manager
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Wholesale/Retail Buyer
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Farm Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Agriculture Educator

At Aims Community College, students can choose the Agribusiness or Agriculture Production AAS degrees and certificate programs. This means you can earn your associate’s degree in two years, or earn a certificate and graduate in a semester or two.  

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.