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A President's Excellence in Academic Advising Award Goes to our Dr. Elam

Texas Tech University presented awards to six faculty, staff and students for President’s Excellence in Diversity & Equity, and six faculty and staff for President’s Excellence in Academic Advising today (May 6). Among the award winners was Emmett Elam of Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, who received recognition for academic advising.

AAEC's Mackenzie White Takes the Reins as Texas Tech's New Masked Rider

Mackenzie White, a junior agricultural and applied economics major, is Texas Tech University’s new Masked Rider. She becomes the 53rd student to don the iconic mascot’s mask and cape so often seen at university athletic events.

Expect Minimal Impact From Recent Chinese Cotton Reserve Policy Changes

An analysis of a recent price decline in China’s reserve cotton finds that the dip will have minor impacts on China’s cotton production, consumption, ending stocks and imports, according to a study led by Texas Tech University agricultural researchers. Meantime, the impacts on the U.S. cotton market are likely to be negligible.

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 [...]






Dr. Johnson Dr. Murova Dr. Hudson Agricultural Science Building Dr. Knight Classroom in session Dr. Rahman Student studying Dr. Wang Marty Student reading Dr. Dr. Carpio AAEC building Dr. Chidmi Cindy AAEC building rear Dr. Elam Dr. Lyford Grad students Dr. Benson Grad students Dr. Malaga Guns up Dr. Williams

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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Assistant/Associate Professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics and director of farm Operations


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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.