1. Econometrics
  2. International development
  3. Community and rural development
  4. Food safety and nutrition
  5. International trade
  6. Natural resources and environmental economics
  7. Production economics
  8. Risk and uncertainty
  9. Consumer behavior and household economics
  10. Health economics
  11. Labor economics
  12. Forestry economics
  13. Analysis of markets and competition
  14. Agribusiness
  15. Agricultural marketing
  16. Agricultural policy
  17. Industrial organization
  18. Marketing of agricultural products
  19. Rural economics
  20. Rural Sociology

Agricultural economics trends to be more microeconomic oriented. Many undergraduate agricultural economic degrees given by the US land-grant universities ten to be more like a traditional business degree rather than a traditional economics degree. At the graduate level, many agricultural economics programs focus on a wide variety of applied microeconomic topics. Their demand is driven by their pragmatism, optimization and decision making skills and their skills in statistical modeling. Graduates from Agricultural Economics departments across America find jobs in diversified sectors of the economy. Below is just a small list:

  1. Accounting
  2. Agriculture
  3. Breweries, distilleries, bottling plants
  4. Cigarette manufacturing
  5. Food processing – e.g. flour mill
  6. Food manufacturing – e.g. cake factory
  7. Furniture manufacturing: production of linens, drapes, carpet
  8. Government and FSA offices
  9. Information technology
  10. Leather tannin, footwear manufacturing, handbag production
  11. Logistics and supply chains
  12. Pulp and paper
  13. Sawmills, lumber mills, wood products

Textiles processing and garment manufacturing