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Melissa Hendrickson

Coordinator of the Associate’s Program in Agribusiness Management and Senior Lecturer of Agribusiness Management

Nelson Hall 3304A


Melissa Hendrickson is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Associates Degree Program in Agribusiness Management in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  She earned her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University and her doctorate in Agricultural and Extension Education from North Carolina State University.  Dr. Hendrickson has extensive project management experience planning and implementing international agribusiness management study abroad programs and developing educational materials through the National Council for Agricultural Education.  She also has over 30 years of farm management experience in the NC blueberry industry.    Her teaching specialty areas are agribusiness management and value-added and niche marketing.

Specialty: Managing partner for a small scale blueberry farm since 1985 and instructor of agribusiness management since 2002.


  • ARE 104 Agribusiness Management
  • ARE 114 Value-Added and Niche Marketing
  • ARE 201 Introduction to Ag and Resource Economics
  • ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
  • ARE 494 International Agribusiness Management