Agricultural Business – Agricultural Economics
Do You Want to Improve the Sustainability and Economics of our Industry?
The Agricultural Business major teaches problem solving skills in economic and business decisions applied to modern agriculture and the food industry, focusing mainly on skills needed to manage small and medium sized businesses. The interface between technical training in agricultural sciences, economics, and management sets this degree apart from a traditional business degree.
The agricultural business major applies economic theories and concepts to issues faced by agricultural and food business every day. In this major you will learn how to manage an agricultural / food business by evaluating how market outcomes, regulations, competition, and biological factors affect the profitability.
Students with a concentration in Agricultural Economics focus on the theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics and provides students with the skills necessary to apply these principles in applied settings such as water, recreation, environmental economics, in industry and business, marketing, production, or government.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Solve real-world problems
Address business problems and formulate alternative solutions
Communicate critically and analytically
Where You’ll Find Us
Agricultural Research & Development Center
Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.
Operate food supply equipment and process food in this state-of-the-art laboratory. Food is sold at the on-campus Where Food Comes From Market.
Commodity Marketing Analysts
Agricultural Input Sales
Agricultural/Food Business Owners
Farm, Ranch, and Plant Managers
For more information, contact Aubriel Jones, Coordinator of Undergraduate Success for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Advising focus is on-campus students, last names A-J.
For more information, contact Jesse Kuklakis, Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Advising focus is on-campus students, last names K-Z.