Undergraduate student studying in the field at the University of Idaho. Earn an Agricultural Economics degree from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

B.S. Agricultural Economics

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Phone: (208) 885-7984

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Applying Economics in Agriculture

Professionals in this field apply their knowledge of economics, agriculture and business to help industry leaders and government make important decisions about food production, rural development and more. You will explore production, distribution and consumption while developing problem-solving and analysis skills. Learn to address agriculture policy, international trade and other issues facing the industry. 

Fast Facts

  • Participate in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association national competition.
  • Visit the state capital and learn about policies and policy-making.
  • Participate in a team food marketing challenge at the Food Distribution Research Society.
  • Multiple internship opportunities with policy makers and businesses available.
  • Graduates go on to exciting careers as well as graduate school or law school.
  • Marketing Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Economic Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Graduate School or Law School


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


average job placement.
Degree Roadmap

Course descriptions and up-to-date program requirements can be found in the UI General Catalog.

Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Agricultural Economics, we recommend you:
  • take math and science courses
  • participate in 4-H or FFA activities
  • have an interest in agricultural or natural resource issues
  • stay current with economic news
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
Get Involved
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Hands-on Learning
  • Agricultural commodities trading
  • Observe  policy creation by state lobbyists and legislators
  • Work with industry clients for classroom projects
  • Field trips to agribusinesses and agricultural communities
  • Study abroad
  • U.S. Congress
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Livestock Marketing Information Center
  • State legislative and executive offices
  • Financial Institutions

  • Agribusiness Club
  • Agricultural Student Affairs Council
  • Farm Bureau