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The agricultural economics program at Fort Valley State University prepares students for professional positions in sales, service, merchandising, management, analytical and statistical work with agricultural and agriculturally related businesses and government agencies.

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The science of economics examines how goods and services are produced, how they get to their intended end user and how they are consumed and used by that end user. It looks at why producers are motivated to create products and provide services to others, the circumstances related to sales and purchasing and how money and monetary policy impact the ability of people get the things they need or desire. Practitioners in the field also look at how the decisions governments, companies, and individuals make impact production and consumption cycles.

Agricultural economics looks specifically at how economics affects agriculture—why crops are grown, why animals are raised, how they are produced and sold, and how people obtain and consume the agricultural products they want and need.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in agricultural economics

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Public Interest Advocate
  • Commodity Broker

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.


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Mohammed Ibrahim, PhD

Program Coordinator and Professor, Agricultural Economics


Xuanli Liu, PhD

Associate Professor


Nalini K. Pattanaik

Research Assistant/Adjunct Instructor


Agricultural Education


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