Welcome to the Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) Department – a hub of excellence dedicated to agricultural economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and economic development. What does that mean? At the heart of the AREC Department's mission is a commitment to addressing big challenges like climate change and world hunger that impact people worldwide.
Immerse yourself in a world-class academic experience where our faculty, renowned for their scholarship and research, bring a wealth of policy experience and professional service to the table. Our top-ranked Ph.D. program attracts a diverse and high-caliber student body from the U.S. and around the globe.
Discover our undergraduate concentrations in agricultural and resource economics, agribusiness, and environmental and resource economics, alongside the engaging global poverty minor. Here, our undergrad students have the unique opportunity to learn from leading scholars in intimate class settings, fostering a rich and personalized learning environment.
Beyond the classroom, our policy and public education programs tackle issues of paramount importance at local, state, national, and international levels. Join us in shaping the future of agricultural and resource economics while making a meaningful impact on a global scale. Welcome to a place where knowledge meets action, and your journey toward shaping a better future begins.
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