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Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

This degree course provides knowledge and skills for the agricultural sector, covering topics such as: management and defence of plant and animal productions; processing and marketing of agricultural products; implementation of rural development policies; management of agricultural businesses; valuation of land assets. The degree course is divided into two curricula: 1. Agricultural sciences and technologies, (also held in Caltanissetta) This provides a multidisciplinary scientific background for managing agricultural production systems that promote the economic development of the rural environment. 2. Organic farming: this prepares graduates, developing multidisciplinary skills for managing organic farms.

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What do you learn?

Graduates acquire foundational knowledge in the areas of preparatory and professional subjects including agronomic principles, cultivation techniques, agricultural crop and livestock health, in order to understand the processes of production, transformation and marketing of agricultural products, obtained under both a conventional and organic management regime. In addition, students will learn the principles of agricultural economics, rural development policies, tools for valuing land assets, how to design and evaluate crop systems. They will also acquire the knowledge necessary for the technical-economic management of farms and processing enterprises.

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What can you do with it?

In addition to continuing their studies, graduates can find employment in public and private companies that operate in agriculture as well as work as freelance professionals by enrolling in the Professional Register of the Order of Agronomists and Foresters (Sec. B) as a Junior Agronomist. In addition to self-employment, other job opportunities include working for public entities, international institutions and in public and private research organizations.