Agricultural and Applied Economics

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences



Agricultural economics applies economic principles to food and fiber production, natural resource management, community and regional economic development, environmental policy, and international trade.

Students take courses in economic theory, econometrics, statistics, accounting, technical agriculture, and the physical and biological sciences.  A flexible offering of electives allows students to tailor the agricultural economics major to meet their particular interests and career objectives.  Samples of past research projects have focused on water use efficiency and conservation, sustainable agricultural systems, policy, trade and market analysis, and land-use planning.

The distinguished faculty train students in decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills for dynamic careers in business, natural resources, and the environment.  For students wishing to pursue further studies, the program provides an excellent foundation for graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration. 

Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia continues to provide a strong theoretical background for solving real-world problems and increasing the efficiency and profitability of agriculture in Georgia and beyond.

Study Abroad Options

Agriculture and Ecology in Tropical America - Guatemala (odd-numbered years) or Costa Rica (even-numbered years); International Agribusiness Marketing and Management: Focus on Mexico, and Sustainable Agriculture in Mediterranean Regions.