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Dr. Kelly Lange Takes New Post with Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

A farm and agribusiness management expert has been named an assistant professor of farm and agribusiness management and director of farm operations in Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. [...]

AAEC's Dr. Conrad Lyford Receives Fulbright Grant

A longtime leader in Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is the recipient of a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Conrad Lyford, an associate professor specializing in agribusiness, will travel to Hawassa University in Ethiopia to work with Ethiopian educators and researchers to facilitate agribusiness development and value chain rationalization. [...]

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 Dr. Emmett Elam [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]




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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.