Technology requirements for students in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics
Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics undergraduate students are required to have a laptop with the Microsoft Office Suite. For a PC (Windows-based) laptop, choose Office Home and Student—2013 edition is preferred, but 2010 edition is acceptable. For an Apple Mac, chose Office:mac 2011 Home and Office edition. If a newer edition is available when you purchase, always choose the newest edition. When buying a new laptop, ask for assurance that the one you buy can handle the Office software, readily.
Buy no antivirus software. K-State requires use of Trend Micro antivirus and also recommends Trend Micro OfficeScan to combat spyware/adware. Both are free to download at antivirus.k-state.edu. K-State also recommends downloading Spybot Search & Destroy (free) from www.spybot.info to complement the other programs.