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Agricultural Economics




Other/Related Variations

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • Agriculture & Society
  • Applied Economics & Management
  • Business Economics
  • Economics
  • Environmental & Business Economics
  • Environmental & Water Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics & Management
  • Natural Resource Economics & Policy


Degree Type/Duration

  • Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Master’s Degree (Varies)
  • Doctorate in Economics (Varies)



Blend economic and business principles for banks, feed companies, manufacturers, food processing firms, or farm credit institutions. Students will learn to address issues in marketing, farm management, agricultural finance and trade, and natural resource use and management.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Reasoning, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions,



  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Agricultural Economics
  • Business Management
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Community Economic Development
  • Environmental Economics, Management & Policy
  • Farm Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Food Production
  • International Agriculture/Trade & Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Political Process, Environmental, and Resource Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis



Potential Career Paths



Ag Financial Service Representative

Agricultural Loan Officer

Budget Analyst

Certified Appraiser

Commodity Procurement/Merchandiser


Fleet Manager

Grain Elevator Manager

Patent Attorney

Production Manager

Risk Management Specialist

Real Estate Manager



Additional Opportunities

  • Certified General Appraiser
  • Internship or work experience related to business, agriculture, sales, marketing, etc.
  • Other certifications available
  • Law school
  • Study abroad
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