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Agricultural & Resource Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics

We are a multifaceted group of dedicated scholars solving the world’s most wicked challenges like managing the world’s food supply and enhancing societal well-being. Our graduates find themselves in the capitol, classroom, board room, on farms, in the forest, and in processing plants where they are changing, influencing, and implementing practical solutions for our food supply and economy. Join us and become part of the educational revolution happening in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics.

What is Agricultural and Resource Economics?

Research and Engagement

Our research investigates complex questions to more fully understand how policy, environment, and access to resources impact food production. Our students work alongside our primary investigators and industry partners to gain hands-on skills necessary for a successful career in agricultural sciences. We take our work seriously because we know our research touches everyone whether locally, nationally or globally.

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Story of Impact

Omar Roman

Omar Roman, a first-generation student brings generations of knowledge and experience to his agribusiness major. Growing up immersed in farming, Omar understands his upbringing will both enhance his agribusiness studies and enable him to continue his family’s agricultural tradition.

Agricultural and Resource Economics Degrees and Programs

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Undergraduate Degrees

Agricultural Business Major – Agricultural Economics Concentration

Explore the theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics and gain the skills necessary to apply these principles in applied settings.

Degree Details for Agricultural Business Major – Agricultural Economics Concentration

Agricultural Business Major – Food Systems Concentration

Apply theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics within the context of food systems. Explores the broadest context of food systems ranging from small-scale localized markets to traditional market-mediated commodity-based products to highly specialized, vertically coordinated supply chains.

Degree Details for Agricultural Business Major – Food Systems Concentration

Agricultural Education Major – Teacher Development Concentration

Learn and educate around the science, business, and technology of agriculture, food and environmental/natural resource systems. Develop skills as an agricultural educator in a three-part model: classroom, experiential learning, and leadership development.

Degree Details for Agricultural Education Major – Teacher Development Concentration

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Major

Discover economic tools to evaluate the allocation and utilization of natural resources and the management of the natural environment.

Degree Details for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Major

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Online Major

Discover economic tools to evaluate the allocation and utilization of natural resources and the management of the natural environment.

Degree Details for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Online Major

Food Industry Management Interdisciplinary Minor

Provides a platform for students to integrate business principles with applied food management courses.

Degree Details for Food Industry Management Interdisciplinary Minor

Agricultural Business Minor – On Campus or Online

Focus studies on agricultural production management, financial management, marketing management, international development and trade.

Degree Details for Agricultural Business Minor – On Campus or Online

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Minor – On Campus or Online

Discover a valuable way to help understand how humans can use and conserve our natural resources.

Degree Details for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Minor – On Campus or Online

Agricultural Business Major – Farm and Ranch Management Concentration

Apply a solid understanding of economics and the underlying physical and biological sciences that drive agricultural technology to problems facing modern farmers and ranchers.

Degree Details for Agricultural Business Major – Farm and Ranch Management Concentration

Agricultural Education Major – Agricultural Literacy Concentration

Learn and educate around the science, business, and technology of agriculture, food and environmental/natural resource systems. Develop an integral of a complete agricultural system. Agricultural literacy is the synthesis, instruction, and communication of basic information about agriculture to the public.

Degree Details for Agricultural Education Major – Agricultural Literacy Concentration

Agricultural Literacy Minor

Offers students an integrated set of courses in agricultural education. Pursue content in animal sciences, plant sciences, food products and processing, or natural resources.

Degree Details for Agricultural Literacy Minor

Graduate Degrees

Master of Extension Education M.Ext.Ed. – On Campus or Online

Study to develop impactful programs and deliver educational resources as a community educator.

Degree Details for Master of Extension Education M.Ext.Ed. – On Campus or Online

Master’s of Agriculture in Agricultural Education Teacher Development M.Ag. – On Campus or Online

Explore and develop projects which directly impact effective educational practices, including relevance, hands-on training, high levels of student cognition, and student confidence.

Degree Details for Master’s of Agriculture in Agricultural Education Teacher Development M.Ag. – On Campus or Online

M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Master fundamental microeconomic theory and econometrics in order to perform applied economic research in the public and private sectors as analysts, consultants, researchers, and other occupations.

Degree Details for M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Prepare to develop microeconomic theory, quantitative methods, and at least one tested field (Agricultural Economics or Environmental and Resource Economics).

Degree Details for Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Certificate

Teaching in Extension Certificate – Online

Explore the ages and stages of learning, covering the full lifespan, youth through adult, to deliver effective instruction in a variety of settings across multiple age groups.

Degree Details for Teaching in Extension Certificate – Online

Upcoming Department Events and News

New research models how to slow spread of COVID-19 among firefighters in wildland fire incidents

Research from CSU and the USDA show that vaccines and social distancing are effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19 within and between wildland fire incidents, as well as reducing its impact on the wildland firefighting workforce. The post New research models how to slow spread of COVID-19 among firefighters in wildland fire incidents appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU

Approximately 1,500 FFA students from around the state competed in the Colorado FFA Career Development Events, hosted over the course of two days at Colorado State University in early May. The post FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

New research models how to slow spread of COVID-19 among firefighters in wildland fire incidents

Research from CSU and the USDA show that vaccines and social distancing are effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19 within and between wildland fire incidents, as well as reducing its impact on the wildland firefighting workforce. The post New research models how to slow spread of COVID-19 among firefighters in wildland fire incidents appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU

Approximately 1,500 FFA students from around the state competed in the Colorado FFA Career Development Events, hosted over the course of two days at Colorado State University in early May. The post FFA students test their ag skills during the Colorado Career Development Events at CSU appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

Contact the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Campus Delivery 1172
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1172
(970) 491-6955
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