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AAEC alumnus named new director of National Business Aviation Assoc.

A 1974 graduate of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics has been named the new director of National Business Aviation Association. The selection of Jim Schwertner was made by the Washington, DC-based organization’s board of directors in late January. [...]

Misra selected as Texas Tech’s Associate Vice Provost for International Programs

Officials at Texas Tech University announced today (Jan. 17) that Sukant Misra will become Associate Vice Provost of International Programs effective Feb 1. Misra’s new duties include increasing international enrollment, promoting international development, research and funding, and promoting a greater integration of matters that affect international [...]

Added Accessibility; Historic Agricultural Science Building gets major ADA upgrade

Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics got a significant modernization boost today (Jan. 14) with the opening a new two-level ramp on the northeast corner of the historic building. Department Chairman Phillip Johnson said the addition is part of a continuing effort to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations [...]

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington

Three students from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their spring semester working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from January through May, the college’s congressional intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations. [...]

China’s cotton supports dominate world market; Makes U.S. farm supports vital

China is more than just the 800-pound gorilla in the world cotton market. The Asian giant is both the world’s biggest producer and importer. As such, China has tremendous market manipulating power that leaves other producers, including those in America, at its mercy. China provides unstinting support to its cotton farmers [...]





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Founded in 1927, the Department Of Agricultural And Applied Economics delivers an integrated program of teaching, research, and service that considers state, national, and international dimensions. We're concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of both agricultural and non-agricultural goods and services. Agricultural and applied economists are decision-makers in businesses that supply agricultural inputs, credit, services, and process and distribute agricultural products to final consumers.

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The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is a community of more than 400 individuals, all of whom share a common passion. We have 23 faculty members among our ranks, 39 graduate students, 350 undergraduate students. Among our goals is to develop your ability to think independently and to learn how to apply economic principles in their decisions. Led by a talented departmental faculty, coursework encompasses practical applications of economics, business management, accounting, mathematics, technical writing, public speaking, statistics, and agribusiness systems, among other subjects.