Alumni Spotlight - Austin Matney


Austin Matney

Proud owner of Hereford Haven Farm and a veterinarian assistant at The Ridge Animal Hospital, Austin Matney says, "Follow your dreams.  I did!  Agriculture isn't just for men."

A Blackstone, VA native and home-schooled high school graduate, Austin was excited to learn of Southside Virginia Community College's Agribusiness programs, which were in close proximity to her home.  She eagerly enrolled at SVCC and earned an Agribusiness Career Studies Certificate in two semesters.  

Austin's future plans include continuing her education and, of course, purchasing more of the land she loves.

Studies indicate that there will not be enough graduates with agribusiness training to fill future agribusiness job openings.  Now is the perfect time to take coursework in agribusiness.  Students may obtain a Career Studies Certificate in Agribusiness (20 credit hours of coursework) or pursue an Associate's Degree with an emphasis in Agribusiness.  Click here for more information.