Clemson University said it will offer a new four-year degree in agribusiness this fall to prepare students for leadership roles in the growing industry.

The program will be offered through the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. Thomas Scott, dean of the college, announced the new degree Wednesday at the S.C. Agriculture and Forestry Summit.

The agribusiness industry has an estimated $34 billion impact on the state’s economy, Scott said.

The core curriculum includes classes in agribusiness economics and management, leadership, marketing and sales, finance, accounting and business-skill development.

“Managing the business of agriculture is critical and graduates coming out of Clemson’s agribusiness program will have the business skills required to help South Carolina’s agriculture industry reach an even higher level of efficiency as it enters emerging markets,” said Hugh Weathers, the state’s commissioner of agriculture.