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What is agribusiness?

Agribusiness is the manufacturing and distribution of agricultural and natural resource input supplies, production operations of farms, ranches, forestries, fisheries, etc. and the storage, distribution and consumption of food, fiber, and other agricultural and natural resource products.

Why agribusiness at OSU?

A major in agribusiness will help you develop the business and economics skills you need to be a leader in agriculture or in many other related industries. You can gain an understanding of how to analyze the big-picture issues related to agricultural, food or natural resource policies; rural or community development; or environmental and natural resource economics.

Career paths

A major in agribusiness will help you develop the business and economics skills you need to be a leader in agriculture or in many other related industries. You can gain an understanding of how to analyze the big-picture issues related to agricultural, food or natural resource policies; rural or community development; or environmental and natural resource economics.

$130KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics

Student spotlight

OSU Student Kassidy Bliss, Halstead, Kansas

“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

Highlights

Students receive a hands-on education including 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 firm.

 

Fast fact

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.

 

Outstanding scholars

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 and Outstanding Seniors and CASNR Seniors of Distinction, the accomplishments of our students are known beyond the department.

Outstanding scholars in the agribusiness major

 

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