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Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

“Fertilizer, perhaps behind water, is the most important ingredient determining yield.”

Jason Grant gives his expert opinion to USA Today on the effect the global shortage of crop fertilizer has on farmers and the USDA plan to invest in domestic production.

USA Today farmer picture - July 2022

USA Today shot of farmer July 2022

Agriculture companies are desperate for workers according to NPR's Morning Edition podcast.

“The largest number of open positions in agriculture are in cities and in science,” Steve Inskeep, host. AAEC is answering this demand with our 100% online and traditional master's program in applied economics and data science – learn more.


Student Ambassadors

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, our ambassadors take on this role to serve! From answering questions about AAEC classes, inquiries about campus, and hosting prospective students and families visiting campus for the department. These students help students feel reassured and welcomed and assist faculty and staff with student body needs. 

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