Landowner walking a field with NRCS soil conservationist.

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) deals with issues related to the sustainable use of natural resources, including land, water, and energy. Analyses are used to improve the outcomes of decisions made by individuals, firms, organizations, and government agencies. As of March 2020, ARE department of UConn ranks in the top 25 Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Institutions world-wide, and is 17th among Agricultural and Resource Economics Departments at universities in the United States.


Professor Richard Dunn is interviewed by ABC News about his research on death rates and economic turndowns.

Professor Bob Pomeroy's work is combating illegal fishing to strengthen maritime security and environmental sustainability

The Zwick Center releases a new study that quantifies Connecticut green industry’s economic impact.

Dr. Sandro Steinbach receives funding to develop tools to understand trade war effects on agriculture industry.

The Zwick Center releases reports showing the impacts of Connecticut’s agricultural industries.

Kimberly Rollins appointed head of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

ARE graduate student Thomas P Krumel Jr receives the 2019 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Teaching-Learning-Communication graduate student teaching award

Rebecca Boehm published an article in the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation website discussing U.S. household food purchasing and the large part it plays in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.