Agricultural and Applied Economics

We are researchers producing findings with global impact, instructors developing students for life-long careers, and experts providing invaluable insights across diverse economic sectors.

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.

From student, to colleague, to partner, Dixie Dalton loves VT Ag Econ and is building pathways back to her alma mater.

VT AAEC Alumna Dixie Dalton decked out in Virginia Tech gear.
Meet Dixie Dalton, the two-time VT AAEC alumna who's building bridges back to AAEC!

VT Ag Econ Contacts 

Matthew Holt
Department Head 

Mike Ellerbrock 
Undergraduate Director

Klaus Moeltner
Gradaute Director

Katie White
Undergraduate Advisor

Normand Adams
Graduate Coordinator

Jim Pease
Extension Program Leader 


AAEC: By the Numbers

  • Faculty: 29
  • Undergraduate Students: 280
  • Graduate Students: 39

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