UGA Specific Information for Agricultural and Applied Economics

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. Agricultural economics provides a strong theoretical background for those entering graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration. 

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Careers in Agricultural Economics

In agricultural economics, economists apply theories and principles of economics to better understand and optimize agricultural markets. Those in agricultural economics address problems ranging from clean air and water to questions regarding how poverty can be alleviated. Relationships between supply and demand are examined using data, statistics and market trends. Job opportunities in agricultural economics exist in many areas including:

  • Agribusiness management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Policy
  • Natural resource economics
  • Economic development
  • Real estate
  • Commodities broker
  • Farm manager
  • Development
  • Public relation

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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.