The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics offers three options within the agricultural business bachelor of science degree program. They are agribusiness management, farm and ranch management, and livestock business management. All three options focus on the development of critical thinking, research, and communication skills for students interested in
- agricultural operations,
- small rural businesses
- community economics,
- financial institutions,
- agricultural and natural resources development, and
- other pursuits where applied economic tools will be useful.
The agricultural business curriculum is designed to enable our students to:
- communicate effectively economic, agricultural, business decision-making and natural resource concepts,
- fit into a business, agency, or academic environment and use economic concepts to quantify and analyze relevant issues, and
- be familiar with issues related to agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.