Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences
Agricultural production of food, feed, and fiber impacts each of us every single day. Providing students with authentic and situational learning opportunities through project-based learning not only gives them access to knowledge about plant and animal sciences, forestry, wildlife management, agribusiness, and ag mechanics but it exposes students to myriad career opportunities for future doers, makers, and thinkers. One in 12 United States jobs are dependent upon agriculture. Whether our students become welders, farmers, nutritionists, environmental engineers, or choose a path entirely unrelated to their studies in the department, the skills learned through applied critical thinking and large-scale project management from conception to shipment will serve them well in any industry.