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July 27, 2017
The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University is a large and diverse agricultural and applied economics department with a multi-dimensional mission focused on research, extension and outreach, graduate education, and undergraduate education.
AFRE major areas of professional activity include:
• International economic development
• Environmental and resource economics
• Agricultural and food economics
• Food and agribusiness management
• Regional economic development.
AFRE has approximately 40 tenure stream and 30 fixed term faculty who work alongside specialists and professional staff. The graduate program has approximately 70 students and AFRE undergraduate programs have approximately 700 majors.
The Department manages a base budget of around $8 million a year with an additional $26 million a year in externally funded research.
AFRE’s mission encompasses a nationally and internationally recognized research and outreach programs with emphasis on scholarly publications and impacting lives.
AFRE is a world-leading agricultural and applied economics department and was recently ranked 4th in the world in agricultural economics and policy by the Center for World University Rankings.
The Department has an outstanding faculty with three AAEA fellows and one AERE fellow. Faculty members have served as editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Resource and Energy Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, and Risk Analysis.