This minor gives students additional skills aimed specifically at rural businesses
that produce, process or market agricultural products and commodities. Such companies
range from locally owned firms to Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever and Nestle.
The minor offers skills aimed specifically at policy issues in environmental and
natural resources economics. It can enhance employment opportunities in government
agencies and private consulting firms dealing with environmental and natural resource
policy or with natural resources firms. The specific minor course requirements
are flexible to allow students to create strength in a particular area of experience
such as water, air, energy, raw materials, etc.