Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics applies the principles of economics to the production of crops, livestock and other agricultural areas. It focuses on creating a business mindset, while providing students with hands on and real world experiences. Students gain valuable management skills that they can apply to a variety of areas within the agricultural industry.

According to the USDA, nearly half of job opportunities through the year 2020 for graduates in agriculture, food, natural resources and the environment will be positions in management and business (source). Majoring in agricultural business, agricultural studies and agricultural marketing communications will help students capitalize on those opportunities.

Agricultural Economics is the academic home of three majors:

News & Events

On March 16-17, the UW-Extension Farm Management Assessment Team will host the UW-River Falls Assessment Center. The purpose of this two-day event is to assess the management skill levels of participants by identifying and evaluating individual managerial and leadership capacities. This opportunity is open to the first 12 CAFES majors to register (preference to juniors and seniors). See the brochure for details. Download the registration form.

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Agricultural Economics
131 Agricultural Science
611 S. 3rd Street
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