What is the natural resources agribusiness option?
The natural resources agribusiness option provides an understanding of how to evaluate environmental and natural resource
issues from an economic perspective.
Why natural resources?
This option focuses on the environment and economic impact of agriculture. Courses
will prepare you for careers related to natural resources or environmental economics,
and allow you to explore economic impacts such as conservation, dams or even irrigation.
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 Ferguson College of Agriculture Seniors of Distinction, the
accomplishments of our students are known beyond the department.