Academics

Agricultural Economics


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Program Summary

Agricultural Economics is a dynamic field of study that deals with the application of economics and business principles to real world problems in the production, distribution, and consumption of food and fiber. A degree in Agricultural Economics from Alcorn State University provides practical skills that allow you to analyze many aspects of the agricultural industry. You’ll graduate prepared to work in a variety of institutions applying your knowledge of economics and business to food production, rural development, and natural resources.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are recruited by a wide variety of employers in all aspects of agriculture and business. Current employers include local, regional and national agricultural processing and marketing firms; banks, insurance companies and other credit agencies; various USDA agencies, and other government agencies; colleges/universities.

Program Goals

The major goals of the Agricultural Economics Program are:

  • To train student to be well rounded citizens who are competent Agriculture Economist;
  • To assist students in continuing their educational goals in graduate or professional school;
  • To assist students in finding careers in the public and private sector.

Agriculture Economist are Employed As:

  • Financial Specialists
  • Business Managers
  • Marketing/Sales Representatives
  • Agricultural Production Specialists
  • Extension Agents
  • Soil Conservationists
  • Loan Officers
  • Policy Analysts
  • Researchers/Teachers and much more

Special Opportunities:

  • Agricultural Economics Club
  • Research Opportunities
  • Summer Employment
  • Internship/Cooperative Program
  • Graduate and Professional School

Agriculture Economics Brochure 

 

Contact

Dr. Wesley Whittaker
Program Leader - Agricultural Economics
1000 ASU Drive
Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS

Telephone: (601) 877-3975
Fax: (601) 877-6523 
wwesley@alcorn.edu

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