Agribusiness (Minor)

Agribusiness (Minor)

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What is agribusiness?

In the agribusiness minor, you’ll be introduced to the economics and management of agricultural and other natural resource businesses. You’ll study marketing, accounting, land use, and policy. Combining this minor with a major such as business, environmental sciences, forestry or sustainable agriculture can prepare you for work in the public or private sector, including with governmental agencies and nonprofits.

Why study agribusiness at UNH?

You’ll work closely with faculty and will be encouraged to participate in research projects. Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified for a wide variety of opportunities within a growing field. Private business, public institutions and government agencies have been creating a demand for specialists trained in areas such as natural resource development, land- and water-use policy, natural resource and small business management, and agricultural, fisheries and forestry marketing.

Potential career areas

  • Agricultural, fisheries and forestry marketing
  • Business
  • Community development
  • Environmental conservation
  • Environmental planning and consultation
  • Farming
  • Land- and water-use policymaking
  • Ranching
  • Retail insurance and financial agencies


John Halstead

Pronouns: He/him/his
Program Coordinator for Environmental and Resource Economics
Phone: (603) 862-3914
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 138, Durham, NH 03824

Wendy Rose

Phone: (603) 862-3933
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 114, Durham, NH 03824
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of New Hampshire
James Hall, Rm 114
56 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1022

Curriculum & Requirements

The  agribusiness minor is designed to provide students in disciplines other than environmental and resource economics with training in the economics and management of agricultural and other natural resource business firms. This program prepares students to work for private companies, governmental agencies, or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations. Students who are interested in operating their own businesses will also find this minor very useful. The courses in the agribusiness minor emphasize the applications of economic and business management principles.

Required Courses
EREC 411Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives (or equivalent) 14
ABM #407Applied Marketing4
or MKTG 530 Survey of Marketing
ABM 508Managerial Accounting4
EREC 606Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes4
EREC 601Agribusiness Economics and Management4
Total Credits20

For additional information, contact John M. Halstead, Environmental and Resource Economics Program Coordinator, 168 James Hall, (603) 862-3914.

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