For the third year, Nebraska farmland values decreased. Preliminary results from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey indicated the weighted average of farmland valued was down 10 percent to $2,035 per acre. Rental rates across the state also decreased. Report
Dr. Ray Huffaker, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida will lead a five-day workshop "Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R: Reconstructing Real-World Dynamics from Time Series Data." Learn More
We offer three degree programs, each with several options that let you choose the best path to fit your needs and interests.
- Agricultural Economics
- Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Our master's degree in agricultural economics is a flexible program that prepares students for careers in business, industry or a Ph.D. program.
The Ph.D. program prepares students to work on economic issues related to public and private decision making in agriculture, food and natural resources.
Research and Publications
The research and outreach mission of the department is to improve decision making by public officials, producers and agribusinesses by providing them with them economic information, insights, analytical tools, and skills.
Topic areas include:
- Agriculture profitability and sustainability
- Behavioral and experimental economics
- Industrial organization of the agri-food system
- Natural resources
- Rural innovation and development