Students in this concentration study finance as used in agribusiness, farming, financial institutions, and, more broadly, in the financial services industry.
For more information about the Finance in Agribusiness Program, please contact:
Ann Finnegan, Director, Ugrad Admissions & Advising and Teaching Associate
304a Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana Illinois 61801
Nick White, agriculture and consumer economics alumnus, is passionate about waterfowl hunting and fishing, and he understands the importance of native plant communities and the ecosystems they impact. At Illinois, classes he took in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) sparked his passion for ecology. He combines that passion with skills from his agricultural and consumer economics major as a project ecologist for DJM Ecological.
“I use the skills that I developed in my ACE classes—Excel, economic concepts, finance, and general decision making—every day,” Nick says. “These skills allow me to lead a team and to contribute to the direction of the company.”
Installing native prairies and timber stand improvement projects and providing comprehensive ecological stewardship for native landscapes are a big part of Nick’s job. He also meets with representatives from Fortune 500 companies to discuss their needs. His position has allowed Nick to diversify his skill set and knowledge in the ecological service industry. Becoming informed and knowledgeable in its different practices interests him and allows him to expand into personal property management.