Business with an Agricultural Twist

The scope of Agricultural Economics might be broader than you think. We have changed over the years from a Farm Economics department that included rural sociology to one that deals with the entire 'farm-to-fork' food system, environmental and natural resources issues, and local and international economic development.

We are an applied department, especially in our teaching. Employers tell us about their workforce development needs, and how important experiential education is. All our incoming students are now required to have a structured internship, independent research, entrepreneurial activity, or education abroad experience before they graduate. This exposure to 'real-world' business has given our students a wonderful head-start in the workplace and an appreciation for the applied aspects of research for those who choose to continue in an academic career.

The Agricultural Economics major offers three options:

1) Agribusiness Management and Food Marketing
2) Agricultural Economics
3) Advanced Studies in Agricultural Economics

The Advanced Studies in Agricultural Economics option is designed for students who may be looking at law school, MBA, MPA or graduate school as well as students who are in the Honors Program. Ask your advisor about the differences in the options.

Undergraduate Program Contact Information:

Roger Brown, Director of Undergraduate Studies |  859-257-5757      
aecdugs@lsv.uky.edu
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Susan Skees, Academic Coordinator |  859-257-1636                          
susan.skees@uky.edu