Student Profile

Thadd Fosdick
Class of '11

Thadd Fosdick is a 2011 graduate of the Agricultural Production PSM program, with a focus in Animal Production.  Thadd added to his agriculture knowledge by completing his internship with Pioneer Hybrids as a production intern. His undergraduate degree is in Animal Sciences from Illinois.  Having a diverse background helps Thadd daily in his current role as Farm Manager for Farmers National Company in Bloomington, Illinois.  Thadd oversees the management of agricultural assets for absentee land owners and assists clients with real estate needs.  Thadd finds equitable leasing solutions for his clients and operators. He is also an integral member of his family-owned farm, Fosdick Cattle, where they rause and show Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle. 

Agricultural Production Science Curriculum

The science component is comprised of coursework in the major.

Course selection in the Agricultural Production PSM program is flexible to allow each student to build a graduate curriculum that best fits his/her chosen career path.


Courses will be taken in consultation with the student's advisor to meet the 32-hour science requirement. At least eight hours are required in 500-level courses. A sample of course options for each specialty area are listed below:


Food Animal Production specialty; specific courses depend on the student's professional objectives. For crop or sustainable production system sample of program of study, please download the brochure.


Crop Production
Food Animal Production

Sustainable Production Systems


*Course numbers and titles are subject to change.  Please note that some courses are only offered in select terms. For more information, please reference the Illinois Course Catalog. 

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