Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics

Small class of students look to professor speaking from podium at the front of a classroom

Food and agriculture are fascinating sectors. The wise use of our world’s limited resources will be key to sustainable development and wealth. This often requires institutional innovation, where applied economic analysis can effectively meet the demands of the future. The honours Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics (FARE) option is offered through the flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts degree program.

This program prepares students for careers as economic analysts in the agri-food sector and in public agencies. This major also provides excellent background for students planning to pursue graduate work in agricultural and resource economics and other areas of applied economics.  For students planning to farm, the department provides strong training in farm management, including a strong emphasis in agricultural science. There is also an emphasis on team work, leadership and communication skills.

This program is offered and administered by the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics in conjunction with the College of Business and Economics.

Admission Requirements

Ontario students applying for the Bachelor of Arts - Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics program require ENG4U; five additional 4U or 4M courses. All applicants are strongly encouraged to offer a credit in Mathematics or a credit in French (or other language) among the additional five courses.

Full information on admission requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar

How to Apply

Life as a FARE Student

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Learn about student experiences through the following student profiles:

Career Opportunities

  • Market development economist
  • Farm management specialist
  • Financial advisor/planner