Agricultural Operations Management

The Agricultural Operations Management (AOM) program provides students with core fundamental knowledge and critical thinking skills as well as specialized tracks providing career path options. The program teaches both management and technical skills and provides students with the ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems common in family owned businesses and large municipal entities.

Students focus on the application of technology used in agriculture and natural systems management with the integration of business management concepts. The AOM graduate is able to identify system problems, formulate possible solutions, evaluate the impact of alternatives (including social and economic dimensions), and then implement the best solution.

A major strength of the AOM program is its small class sizes. Students benefit from engaging discussion in a welcoming environment, interacting with and getting to know professors, and connecting with classmates through hands-on projects, activities and club functions.

Coursework

AOM integrates expertise in the agricultural and natural sciences, applied technology, and business management. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on participation through classes and internships. Students must meet requirements in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The AOM Academic Learning Compact identifies the skills students should acquire if they follow the course of study.

Concentrations

The AOM program allows students to focus specifically on their interests by selecting from these Courses of Concentration areas:

AOM students complete a common core curriculum to build knowledge and strengthen critical thinking skills. Each student also selects a specific focus or concentration. Concentration areas include:

  • Sustainable Energy and Facilities
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Fishery and Aquatic Production
  • Animal Production Management
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
  • Horticulture and Crop Management
  • Agricultural Leadership or Extension
  • Soil and Water Science

All new AOM students will consult with an advisor and select from the above list to determine their specific coursework. Click here for a list of the courses specific to each area.

Students who entered UF before 2017 can find the list of concentrations as follows: