The Master of Agriculture degree with a specialization in integrated resource management gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to operate an agricultural business efficiently and sustainably without sacrificing profits. Hear Kraig Peel, the program's director, explain how.
Integrated resource management at CSU
Our online Master of Agriculture in Integrated Resource Management is a multi-disciplined program, blending animal science, business, range science, ecology, wildlife, policy, and human resources. This allows students to understand how all agricultural resource systems work together in a comprehensive way and how to apply them in an agricultural management setting.
Earn your master's in agriculture online
CSU's online master's in agriculture is one of the only programs of its kind in the nation and is designed for working professionals. Some unique attributes of this degree are:
- Students interact and network with others across the country as well as some international locations.
- Advisors help students design plans of study that emphasize immediate career applicability.
- Online education allows working professionals to obtain a degree without putting their careers on hold.
The business of agriculture
Today's agricultural managers are challenged to manage their land, animal, and natural resources in ways that ensure both long term profitability and sustainability of farms, ranches, and rural communities. Integrated resource management is a concept within agricultural production that examines economic and environmental variables with an orientation toward more sustainable production.
A focus on sustainable agriculture
Students learn to be active problem solvers focused on long-term resource sustainability solutions for the agricultural industry, with a focus on creating specific solutions to unique problems agriculture businesses may face.
Agriculture research and leadership
The master's in agriculture reflects Colorado State University's land-grant heritage, research expertise, and leadership in agricultural and sustainability education. The integrated resource management program is offered by the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management (WCIRM) and is supported by the College of Agricultural Sciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, with some courses endorsed by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).