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Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

AAEC launches new online MS program for working professionals

Curriculum integrates applied economics with data science.

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Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC)

Inspired by the land-grant mission to teach, conduct research, and share findings, the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics exemplifies the University's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Actively pursuing these tenants, faculty and students serve each other, Virginia industry and government, as well as the global community. We invite you to join AAEC as we solve today's economic problems and champion tomorrow's leaders.

Experientially-focused undergraduate program and graduate program with both M.S. and Ph.D. tracks that emphasize solving world-relevant issues.

Undergraduate and graduate research that tackles today's agribusiness, environmental, food and health, development, and trade challenges.

Extension programs that help meet economic, infrastructural, and educational needs of Virginia residents through education and collaboration.

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Ag Econ Contacts

Matthew Holt
Department Head 
540-231-2609

Mike Ellerbrock 
Undergraduate Director

Klaus Moeltner
Gradaute Director

John Bovay
Extension Coordinator

Katie White
Undergraduate Advisor
540-231-6846
katiewhite@vt.edu

Normand Adams
Graduate Coordinator
nadams10@vt.edu

Jennifer Shelton
Program Support
540-231-6301
jlvandyk@vt.edu

Jillian Broadwell
Communications Specialist
540-231-9443
jbroad@vt.edu

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AAEC: By the Numbers

  • Faculty: 29
  • Undergraduate Students: 250
  • Graduate Students: 34