Agricultural Economics is the application of economics to the analysis of resource allocation, productivity, investment, and trends in the agricultural sector, both domestically and internationally.
Agricultural Economics majors and degree programs include instruction in economics and related subfields as well as applicable agricultural fields.
What can you do with a major/degree in Agricultural Economics?
Typically, if you work as an agricultural economist, you may work with other scientists to make sure that food produced in the agricultural sector of the economy is safe for consumption. Specifically, you generally choose an area of expertise, such as crop and livestock sciences, environmental economics, policy analysis, agribusiness, food safety, international trade, rural development, or marketing systems.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Agricultural Economics:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
- International Association of Agricultural Economists
- Western Agricultural Economics Association
- Southern Agricultural Economics Association
- Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
Publications/Magazines in Agricultural Economics: