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 Economists 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

View the Agriculture Economics Brochure (PDF)


Dr. Wandra Arrington
Associate Professor
Program Leader – Agricultural Economics
1000 ASU Drive
Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS
Telephone: (601) 877-3975
Fax: (601) 877-6523
[email protected]