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- In S.C. from 2009 to 2013 — during the worst economy in 80 years — agriculture's economic impact increased by $1 billion.
- Agribusiness accounts for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross national product and employs close to one-fourth the U.S. labor force.
- Agribusiness is the leading industry in South Carolina with an economic impact of more that $34 billion.
Agriculture is big business and big opportunities. In South Carolina, agribusiness is the leading industry with an economic impact over $34 billion per year. There is a strong demand for students who have mastered the economic and business concepts present in the Clemson agribusiness curriculum. Our students graduate ready to take on the world of agricultural sciences, and find extremely rewarding careers following graduation.
Agribusiness majors gain the skills necessary to secure high-paying and rewarding jobs in the growing private sectors of national and international agribusiness management, banking, finance, sales, marketing and public relations. They also help South Carolina’s agricultural industry forge new markets and create efficiencies to feed the growing world population.