College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural & Resource Economics


Symons Hall

AREC is a world-class department focused on agricultural economics and policy, environmental and natural resource economics, and economic development.  The faculty are renowned for their scholarship and research, policy experience, and professional service.  Our top-ranked Ph.D. program has a diverse and high-quality student body from the U.S. and countries around the world.  Our undergraduate agricultural and resource economics major and new global poverty minor allow students to learn from leading scholars in small classes.  Policy and public education programs address issues of importance to stakeholders at local, state, national and international levels.   Browse our www site to learn more about our outstanding people and programs.

Congratulations to Brian Glenn

UMD AREC student Brian Glenn

The Department congratulates Brian Glenn for being selected to represent the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources gradutating class of 2019 as the student speaker at the commencement ceremony on May 23, 2019. The AGNR Alumni Network also selected Brian to be the AREC outstanding baccalaureate student for this graduating class. 


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