University of Idaho faculty members are widely recognized for their teaching and research efforts in agribusiness. Recent topics include:
- The contributions of immigrant farm workers to agricultural production.
- Consumer attitudes toward food attributes like eco-labels, local, etc.
- Organic potato production and marketing
- Dairy business management
- Risk management strategies for Pacific Northwest grain producers
Meet business leaders and potential employers, learn about internships, and get help developing your resume and improving your interviewing skills. Help organize the club’s annual golf tournament, test your economics IQ in the national Quiz Bowl competition and take field trips to regional agribusiness firms.
Agricultural Student Affairs Council: Become a student leader.
American Agricultural Economics Association: Join the student chapter; attend national meetings and recruitment fairs. Participate in the National Food Marketing Challenge.
Intern. Many of our students complete an internship the summer between their junior and senior years, earning 1 to 6 credits. They work for businesses in the food industry and in legislative offices. Below are examples of internship opportunities:
- Farm credit services: Analyze data to determine the financial performance of farmers seeking loans.
- U.S. Congress: Conduct policy research as a legislative intern in Washington, D.C.
- Livestock Marketing Information Center: Apply new decision-making tools to determine the most efficient way to get products to buyers.
You will have opportunities to deepen your understanding of your major—and the world—in countries like these:
- Peru: Shadow a pepper production and marketing company.
- Taiwan: Understand international trade from a new perspective.
- New Zealand: Observe different types of agriculture.