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The field of agricultural economics connects the dots between economic and social issues surrounding food, fiber, biofuels and natural resources. Professional roles range from farm management to public service and policy analysis. Apply economic concepts and problem-solving skills to make decisions and improve the world around us through an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics.
Acquire a solid foundation of economic skills and agricultural knowledge while earning your agricultural economics degree from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:
- Government Affairs
- Account Management
- Financial Services
- Asset Management
- Government Relations
- Agricultural Statistics
- Precision Services Management
- Production Management
- Commodities Merchandising
You can work for government agencies, environmental groups, commodity organizations and media to interpret how agricultural policies will impact interest groups.
To compete in today’s market, producers need strong entrepreneurial, financial and business skills. With your degree, you can analyze market conditions and prepare business accordingly
Resource Economics & Management
Agricultural economics prepares you to make economically and ecologically sound decisions. Use your degree to help communities develop and implement policies for environmental protection, inform food processors about ground water protection or lobby to Congress for an environmental group.
Apply your degree as a grain merchandiser, sales representative, production manager or marketing consultant. You might promote commodities for farm organizations, develop marketing programs for food companies, or forecast prices and demand.
Previous Internship Highlights
Agronomic crops: Monsanto, Syngenta, ADM, AgriGold, Bunge, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Agrosciences, Gage’s Fertilizer and Grain
Food animal: Cargill, JBS, Gardiner Angus Ranch
Government and agencies: Missouri Department of Agriculture, MO General Assembly, Missouri Farm Bureau
Co-ops and commodities: Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Missouri Soybean Association, MFA
Core Areas of Study
- Agribusiness Finance
- Agriculture Prices
- Agricultural Marketing System
- Animal and Plant Sciences
A minor in international agriculture, food and natural resources can supplement an agricultural economics degree. In a global economy where many commodities come from regions around the world, an understanding of international agriculture is a valuable addition to any degree. Agricultural prices and policy are often affected by international factors.
Clubs & Organizations
- Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau
- Agribusiness Club
- National Agri-Marketing Association