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The department at-a-glance

Ranked in the top 10%

AAEC is ranked in the top ten percent worldwide of Institutions and Economists in the Field of Agricultural Economics as of February 2022.

Award-winning Faculty

Our world-class faculty hold awards for superb teaching and research. The department has two AAEA Fellows, the highest honor within the discipline.

100+ years in education

Founded in the early 1900s to educate Virginians in agricultural and applied economics. We've been fullfilling that mission ever since.