Agricultural Economics

Agricultural economics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fiber. Agricultural economics began as a branch of economics that specifically dealt with land usage, it focused on maximizing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem. Throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader. Agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas, having considerable overlap with conventional economics. Agricultural economists have made substantial contributions to research in economics, econometrics, development economics, and environmental economics. Agricultural economics influences food policy, agricultural policy, and environmental policy.

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Matching Agricultural Economics Colleges

Cornell University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,612 average out-state tuition; $52,612 average in-state tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Four or more years; Public; $31,681 average out-state tuition; $14,255 average in-state tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

Four or more years; Public; $32,589 average out-state tuition; $7,023 average in-state tuition

University of Florida

Four or more years; Public; $25,694 average out-state tuition; $4,477 average in-state tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $28,822 average out-state tuition; $9,718 average in-state tuition

Texas Tech University

Four or more years; Public; $16,224 average out-state tuition; $6,432 average in-state tuition

University of Kentucky

Four or more years; Public; $26,683 average out-state tuition; $10,579 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Agricultural Economics Majors

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AAAS Risk Policy Fellowship in Health, Safety and the Environment

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Up to $105,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

AAAS Risk Policy Fellowship in Health, Safety and the Environment

American Association for the Advancement of Science

award

Up to $105,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

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Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

$10,000 January 07, 2022 See Details
 

Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

award

$10,000

deadline

January 07, 2022
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Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship

US Rice Producers Association

$5,000 December 15, 2021 See Details
 

Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship

US Rice Producers Association

award

$5,000

deadline

December 15, 2021
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General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

$4,740 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

award

$4,740

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

$4,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

award

$4,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

$4,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

award

$4,000

deadline

February 01, 2022
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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$2,500

deadline

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Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

award

$2,500

deadline

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Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

award

Up to $2,500

deadline

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