CABNR unveils new majors

CABNR is creating two new majors it hopes to start September 2011. The new Agricultural Science major will allow students to study traditional agriculture while also taking classes on the business side of agriculture, including accounting, marketing and economics.

The Rangeland Ecology and Management major will combine two former majors: animal rangeland production and forest and rangeland management majors. Both of those majors qualified students for jobs with federal or state land management agencies in the West, as well as a wide variety of jobs with agriculture, consulting and environmental firms, said Prof. Sherm Swanson, a state specialist in range and riparian environments for both CABNR and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Both majors must still be approved by the Board of Regents.