The Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
at Louisiana State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of agribusiness and agricultural economics.  Undergraduate students can pursue a B.S. degree in Agribusiness with concentrations in Agribusiness Finance, Food Industry Management, International Business, and Rural Development.  Graduate students can pursue an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in the areas of agribusiness management, natural resource and environmental policy, production economics, marketing and international trade.

The mission of the Department is to generate, apply, and disseminate knowledge on a wide range of issues important to agribusiness, agricultural production, food marketing, farm policy, natural resource use, and rural development, in Louisiana, the nation, and the global community, employing throughout the highest scholarly standards in the teaching, research, and outreach/extension programs that are integral to the purpose of the Land Grant University System.

Areas of Study

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Food Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Production Economics

Academic Counseling

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Matt Fannin

Matt Fannin

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Lynn Kennedy

Lynn Kennedy

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Colt Hardee and Dean Jolly Receive Scholarships at LACA Conference
LSU Ag Econ Successful at 2020 SAEA Conference in Louisville, KY
Whitney McKinzie Achieves University Medal
GEAPS Gulf South Chapter Endows New Agribusiness Scholarship
LSU Team Wins National Ag Econ Quiz Bowl Competition
Agribusiness Students Make 2019 Fall Honor Roll


2020 Fall Semester Important Dates

August 24th: Classes Begin

September 1st: Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W," 4:30pm deadline

September 2nd: Final date for adding courses, 4:30pm deadline

September 7th: Labor Day Holiday

October 20th: Midterm grades due, 9:00am deadline

November 6th: Final date for dropping courses, resigning from the University, and requesting the rescheduling of a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours, 4:30pm deadline

November 25th: Thanksgiving Holiday begins, 12:30pm

November 30th: Classes resume, 7:30am "the remainder of the fall semester, including final exams, will be conducted remotely via the web

December 2nd: Concentrated Study Period Begins

December 5th: Classes End

December 6th: Concentrated Study Period Ends

December 7th-12th: Final Examinations

December 15th: Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00am deadline

December 16th: Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00am deadline

December 18th: Commencement Day

Woodin Hall

LSU Ag Econ 
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
101 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803