Agricultural Economics

Study the effect of economic factors on agricultural and food industries. Examine the impact of the behavior of individuals, businesses and government on the global economy as it applies to agriculture. Apply economic principles to make decisions and solve problems related to production, distribution and consumption of agricultural goods and services. Prepare for a variety of careers improving the agricultural industry and economic procedures.

What You’ll Study

Expand your knowledge of economic principles, market structures, data analysis, finance and policy. Develop skills in communication, decision-making and leadership by taking courses in Ag Finance, Production Economics, Risk Management, Global Development and Price Analysis and Forecasting. Gain hands-on experience as you trade commodities, develop economic plans and assess and manage risk.



Grain Merchandiser International Development Specialist Attorney
Sales Representative Commodity Broker Farmer/Rancher
Feedlot Operator Crop Insurance Agent Trade Associate
Marketing Specialist Financial Services Specialist Veterinarian
Extension Agent Cattle Procurement Associate Analyst

Employers include: producers, food and value-added companies, agricultural input manufacturers, grain companies, cooperatives, banks and credit unions.

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