Natural Resources

Why study natural resources at Missouri State?

  • Caring for our environment, soil, water, forests and landscapes comes naturally.  Good stewardship comes from experience and well-applied knowledge.
  • You apply your education through labs at Darr Agriculture Center and Journagan Ranch and internships, allowing you to dig in and get your hands dirty.
  • You can participate in various research projects conducted by our experienced faculty members at both the Springfield and Mountain Grove campuses.
  • Our program offers you the flexibility to fulfill the natural resources requirements while taking additional courses that increase your job marketability by specializing in other agriculture areas, including animal and plant sciences.

Understanding soils and crops

The natural resources program at Missouri State focuses on training students in sound management practices. You will also learn the principles of soil development and the classification and management practices needed to conserve the soil and protect water resources and the environment against pollution.