Agribusiness is the study of operations involved in the manufacturing and distribution
of agricultural and natural resource input supplies, production operations (farm,
ranch, forestry, fishery, etc.) and the storage, distribution and consumption of food,
fiber and other products.
Why agribusiness at OSU?
You'll learn the business and economics skills needed to become a leader in agriculture
or in many other related industries. A major in agribusiness will teach you how to
understand agricultural, food and natural resource policies; rural or community development;
or environmental and natural resource economics.
Agribusiness graduates excel in problem analysis and decision-making for a wide variety
of agricultural entities. You can look forward to a career in one of the following
Crop or livestock marketing
Energy (oil, gas, electric)
Farm or ranch management
Financial specialist or loan officer
Food and fiber input or product firm
Veterinary or other medical area
$130KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics
“Before coming to OSU, I had a clear path determined of what I thought I
wanted to do. But once I got here, I realized my passions and found my home in the
Department of Agricultural Economics … When I came on a visit, it just felt like home…
Everyone was a family and I felt so welcome.”
- Kassidy Bliss Halstead, Kansas
You’ll receive a hands-on education, which may include job shadowing, development
of economic models, interviews with department alumni and real-world project experience
such as farm real estate appraisal and marketing feasibility of products for a real
Agricultural Economics partnered with China Agricultural University (CAU) in 2011
to provide students the opportunity to study and benefit from the academic and cultural
environment of both institutions. CAU students may obtain a degree from both institutions,
and OSU students also have the opportunity to study at CAU for a semester or year.
From students who represent us nationally as Truman Scholars, to those who are recognized
at the university level as Top Freshmen Men and Women, OSU Seniors of Significance,
Outstanding Seniors and CASNR Seniors of Distinction, the accomplishments of our students
are known beyond the department.