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Agricultural & Resource Economics
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Information for Current and Prospective Students

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources. Private firms and government agencies seek employees with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Students develop these skills through their studies in agribusiness management, finance, economic theory, natural resource economics, environmental regulation, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international.

You do not need a farm or ranch background to major in agricultural and resource economics. In fact, most of our majors come from rural towns and large metropolitan areas. Our students are interested in managing the production of food and fiber, regulating the use of natural resources, starting their own businesses, marketing agricultural products, selling inputs to agricultural firms, and managing large agribusiness corporations. Our programs are flexible enough to meet the unique needs and interests of each student.

If you would like more information about the program or would like to schedule an appointment please contact:

Danielle Buhrow, Academic Advisor

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