Agricultural EconomicsCollege of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

What you will learn

The economic environment faced by producers, agribusiness firms, and public-and private-sector agencies and organizations is characterized by constant change. Effective responses to this challenging transition in the agricultural industry require professionals who are creative, adaptable and well-trained in economics, management, and policy analysis.

Career Opportunities

You will find a wide range of career possibilities with a degree in Agricultural Economics including in areas of Farm and Ranch Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Agricultural Financial Services, Agricultural Product Sales and Marketing, Public Policy Analysis and Development, Natural Resource Management, Community Economic Development, International Agriculture and Development, Governmental Services and Graduate or Law School.

The NEBRASKA difference

Annual Industry Tour and internship experiences provide networking contacts with professional leaders and valuable real-world learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Students benefit from a one-on-one working relationship with faculty advisers and mentors-through advising, research projects, and campus jobs.

We are home to the UNL National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and in previous years, were named outstanding chapter nation-wide.

Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Club (AEAC) provides networking opportunities with agribusiness professionals, faculty and other students nation-wide. The Nebraska AEAC Quiz Bowl Team has placed in the top five teams three of the last four years, and UNL has had the top undergraduate student two of the past four years.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln split-campus environment allows you to choose a campus feel that fits you. With classes on both campuses, you'll experience the smaller college atmosphere of East Campus and the busier, more cosmopolitan feel of City Campus. The Department of Agricultural Economics, is located on East Campus in H.C. Filley Hall where you will find student computer labs, a research/reading library, and an Undergraduate Program Office dedicated to helping you find the perfect mix of opportunities and learning experiences to develop and meet your career goals.