Agribusiness Merit Badge HISTORY
Agribusiness MERIT BADGE History
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Farm and Ranch Management
Food Systems
1987 1995 none
The Agribusiness merit badge was short-lived and is one of the shortest run merit badge titles as well as total earned during its tenure in the merit badge offerings.  Agribusiness was introduced along with 5 other meirt badges in 1987; the first new offerings since 1982 (Backpacking).
Agribusiness Merit Badges Earned by Year
              1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      1,138     192      
2000 2001 2002 2003            
77 43 12 12            
            Grand Total: 6,716
Cells shown in green indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but the exact number is not currently known. The Grand Total is based off of official reports and research and includes all known and unknown yearly numbers.  Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being found and validated.
Cells with the year shadowed in orange indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but were earned prior/post the merit badge's official offering dates.  In some rare cases the BSA would introduce the merit badge early to a small group or event as a roll out or introduction of the "new badge".  More often badges earned after the official end date are usually a result of the BSA allowing Scouts who had already started work on the badge requirements prior to the end date to continue working and earning the badge, but ONLY if they had already started working on the old requirements. There are other special/unique situations that also account for these later year numbers.
Agribusiness MERIT BADGES and Merit Badge Pamphlet
Agrigusiness Merit Badge - Type H Agribusiness Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9  
Type H Type 9    
1987-1995 1987-1995    
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2020