Agricultural Economics Extension
We are a leader in the development and delivery of innovative educational and applied research programs that meet the economic decision support needs of targeted audiences and stakeholders in the state of Texas, regionally and nationally. Our mission is to engage people in the use of economic analysis in decision making involving producers, agribusinesses, policy makers, natural resources, and communities.
Find an Extension Expert
We have Extension personnel across the state, performing economic analysis and providing resources to help Texans make decisions involving their agribusinesses, natural resources and communities.
Outreach Efforts and Flagship Programs
On AgriLife Today, the online archive for Texas A&M AgriLife and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we provide news relating new and innovative research, academic programs, student experience, and Extension programming and outreach. We share news to improve lives, environments, scientific rigor and the Texas Economy. Read more department news on AgriLife Today.
New AgriLife Extension program to address direct beef sales
Interest in direct beef sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, along with a public desire to make that local connection in meat sales, so two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists in the Department of Agricultural Economics are planning programs to help navigate this potential new venture for beef producers.
Master Marketer program helps farmers, ranchers reduce risk, increase profits
Our Master Marketer program is designed for agricultural producers and agribusiness leaders experienced in marketing commodities and having some knowledge of futures and options markets. Program attendees share what they gained from attending and how it influenced their operations.
Research and Extension Centers
Our centers conduct innovative research to contribute information relating to key agribusiness market issues.
- Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center
- Agricultural and Food Policy Center
- Center for North American Studies
- Center on Conflict and Development
- Human Behavior Lab
We develop top-tier educational content, materials, and multimedia including online courses and publications to help our stakeholders make informed decisions.