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What is Agricultural Economics?

As an Agricultural Economics major, you will learn to put the economic theory of resource allocation for the production of food and fiber into action by developing management, problem-solving and financial strategies.

Why Agricultural Economics at OSU?

Studying Agricultural Economics will help you develop the business and economics skills to be a leader in agriculture or other related industries. You'll learn how to analyze the big-picture issues related to agricultural, food or natural resource policies; rural or community development; or environmental and natural resource economics.



2022 Rural Economic Outlook Conference

July 27, 2022

The OSU Agricultural Economics Department is hosting the Rural Economic Outlook Conference at the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center located on the OSU campus, Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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Department Programs


The graduate program in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University stresses the development of superior professional competence suited to the demands of the modern business, academic, government, and research environments.


A major in Agricultural Economics or agribusiness will help you develop the business and economics skills you need to be a leader in agriculture, or in many other related industries.


The extension program in the Department of Agricultural Economics collaborates in interdisciplinary projects, we make significant contributions to the research literature in many disciplines.




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