UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Agricultural Economics applies the principles of economics to the production of crops, livestock and other agricultural areas. It focuses on creating a business mindset, while providing students with hands on and real world experiences. Students gain valuable management skills that they can apply to a variety of areas within the agricultural industry.
According to the USDA, nearly half of job opportunities through the year 2020 for graduates in agriculture, food, natural resources and the environment will be positions in management and business (source). Majoring in agricultural business, agricultural studies and agricultural marketing communications will help students capitalize on those opportunities.
Agricultural Economics is the academic home of three majors:
Congratulations to agricultural business and dairy science double major Kaylin Spaeth who was selected as one of 15 campus ambassadors for Agricultural Future of America (AFA). Read more
Five CAFES students participated in the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Agribusiness Quiz Bowl Competition.
Students were randomly divided into teams with students from other
schools. The team with UWRF student Mike Unruh cam in 3rd place out of
35 total teams, plus teams with Jacob Prill and Emily Polikowsky both
placed in the top 10.