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:
The 7th annual Nilsestuen Legacy Event will be held Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. The speaker, 1970 UWRF alumnus William (Bill) Boehm, will present “Honesty and Integrity in a Career … Does It Matter?” Boehm is retired senior vice president and officer of The Kroger Companies and was named a UWRF Distinguished Alumnus in 2006. The event is free and open to the public.