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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.

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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