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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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

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Up to $15,000

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Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

$4,000 November 01, 2020 See Details
 

Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship

Colorado Farm Show

award

$4,000

deadline

November 01, 2020
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Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

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$3,000

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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

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$2,500

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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

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$2,500

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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

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Up to $2,500

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NCGA Graduate Student Scholarship

National Corn Growers Association

$2,500 December 04, 2020 See Details
 

NCGA Graduate Student Scholarship

National Corn Growers Association

award

$2,500

deadline

December 04, 2020
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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Joseph R. Payne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Joseph R. Payne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

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$2,000

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Throlson American Bison Scholarship

National Bison Association

Up to $2,000 October 01, 2020 See Details
 

Throlson American Bison Scholarship

National Bison Association

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

October 01, 2020
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