Agriculture Policy

This specialization focuses on agricultural and natural resource policy development, implementation and evaluation. 

The concern of the specialty will be on the agriculture legislation development process (both federal and state), the regulatory process and the objective assessment of the impact of these policies and regulations on producers, consumers and tax-payers.

Integral to this specialization will be an international component aimed at fostering understanding of the role of U.S. agricultural policy in the global food and fiber arena.

Specialization Faculty

Specialization Coordinator: Dr. Eric Wailes

  • Alvaro Durand-Morat CV, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Kent Kovacs CV, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis), Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Jeff Miller, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University), Professor, Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
  • Jennie Popp  CV, Ph.D. (Colorado State University), Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Daniel Rainey  CV, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Eric Wailes  CV, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Course of study (12 hours)

Specific courses will be selected in consultation between the student and the student's curriculum committee. Examples of appropriate courses are:

  • Domestic and International Agricultural Policy,  AGEC 4613 [syllabus]
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness,  AGEC 5133 [syllabus]
  • The Economics of Agricultural Policy, AGEC 5153
  • Agriculture and Rural Development, AGEC 5163

Through a special arrangement with the law school, students may take courses in the law school which are relevant to agricultural policy. Examples of such courses are:

  • Agricultural Regulation Law, 7783
  • Agriculture and the Environment Law, 7753