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What is farm and ranch management?

The farm and ranch management option combines production agriculture and business management skills to provide a versatile degree.

Why farm and ranch management?

If you are interested in owning your own farm or ranch, the farm and ranch management option will allow you to learn the business and economic side of the industry and how to plan, implement and control functions on a farm and ranch in an ever-changing climate.

Career paths

Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:


Hands-on experience

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 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, and OSU students also have the opportunity to study at CAU for a semester or year.


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, Outstanding Seniors and Ferguson College of Agriculture Seniors of Distinction, the accomplishments of our students are known beyond the department.

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