College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Career Resources

Career Information based on program design:

Resource and environmental economics will prepare you for a policy-related role with conservation and environmental organizations or for a policy evaluation and implementation position in government agencies.

Organizations/agencies of interest:

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of the Interior
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Agribusiness will prepare you for employment with major food processors and retailers or   agricultural input supply manufacturing and marketing organizations. This is a good background if you ultimately want to own your own nursery, farm or landscaping business.

Retailers/organizations/agencies of interest:

  • Giant Foods and Perdue Farms
  • Agway and Southern States
  • Commercial banks and the Federal Farm Credit System
  • U.S. and Maryland Departments of Agriculture

International agriculture will prepare you for a career with international agencies. When combined with business management or a foreign language, the international emphasis can lead to a career in a multi-national agribusiness.

 Agencies/firms of interest:

  • World Bank
  • The Agency for International Development
  • The Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Kellogg 

Positions held by graduates:

Compliance Specialist, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Data Analyst, Key Acquisition Partners

Community Engagement Specialist for Mid-County, Montgomery County Government

Product Manager, Dow AgroSciences

Operations Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Procurement and Business Intelligence, Holiday Retirement

Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins Publishers

Marketing Coordinator, TischlerBise, Inc 

Trade Confirmation Specialist, Fannie Mae

Related websites:

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

Green Dream Jobs

The Council on Food Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE)

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)

Professional organization:

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

Future Farmers of America (FFA)


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