- Offered as:
- Graduate program
Agribusiness economics is a minor that focuses on issues related to food and fiber supply and demand, and management of the natural resource base that supports agricultural production and other needs of society.
- Strengths of the program
- Graduates from WSU’s program provide economic analysis for government agencies, farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses.
- Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with broad economic and social issues such as farm policy and soil conservation.
- Learn to use economics with agricultural production technology to solve problems facing farms, ranches, and related organizations.
- Courses you could take
A minor in agribusiness economics can be added to any major. It involves courses like these:
Business Finance Economics
More information about agribusiness econ requirements and courses is available from the School of Economic Sciences.
Note: See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
For economics students
Students with a major or minor in economics can apply for the Jeffrey Krautkraemer "Pay It Forward" scholarship through the School of Economic Sciences. Economics students may also be eligible for scholarships through the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Both the School of Economic Sciences and the University can help students find summer and career employment. Many students participate in summer internship programs, where they receive college credit, earn a salary which helps finance their education, and gain valuable work experience.
For all students at WSU
All students at WSU are invited to apply for scholarships and financial aid. Each year, thousands of students at WSU share in nearly $200 million of scholarships, grants, and other aid based on varying combinations of academic merit and financial need.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and need-based financial aid.
See the scholarships and finances section of the WSU website for more information on eligibility and how to apply.
A minor in agribusiness management can help prepare you for careers like these:
- Professional farm or ranch manager
- Agricultural representative for financial institutions
- Commodity broker
- Market analyst
- Field representative for agribusiness firms
- Plant manager
- Economist for state and federal agencies
- Foreign agricultural specialist
- Private consultant