Welcome! The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is a globally recognized leader in the field. Click here for AFRE News.
The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, continuing a tradition of excellence started over 100 years ago. Students and faculty in the department:
- Develop policy solutions and extension/outreach programs for reducing poverty, hunger, and natural resource degradation
- Manage food & resource businesses in a global setting
- Partner with bio-physical and social scientists to evaluate new production and policy approaches
- Add to the knowledge base of theory and methods.
Please feel free to be in touch if you have questions about our programs. Department contact information is available on the About page.
The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics offers bachelor’s degrees in: Agribusiness Management, Environmental Economics and Management, Food Industry Managment. We also offer minors in Agribusiness Management, Enivronmental Economics and Food Industry Management.
The department offers internationally acclaimed M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics as well as dual degree options. The Ph.D. fields of study are: Development Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Food & Agribusiness Management, and Food & Agribusiness Markets. M.S. students study courses in the same areas, but do not select a major field. There are also offerings in Regional Development and Policy, as well as other graduate specializations.
Titus O. Awokuse has been named chairperson of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University. His appointment was effective August 17.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Case Study Team took first place at this year’s International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s (IFAMA) Global Student Case Competition. The competition is part of IFAMA’s Annual World Symposium and Forum. This year’s event took place in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 14‒17. The world’s top food and agribusiness graduate students representing 20 teams from across the globe were in attendance.
Specialist, Advisor (Continuing System)
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
The FAO and the African Development Bank just released Agricultural Growth in West Africa: Market and Policy Drivers, a book by Frank Hollinger and John Staatz that analyzes the forces shaping agrifood system development in West Africa and their implications for agricultural and food policies, especially in the context of CAADP.
Claire Jordan wants to change the world. And this summer, she begins her journey to “leave the world a better place” starting in Malawi.
Date: August 31, 2015 - September 1, 2015
Location: 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture
AFRE Graduate Student Orientation.
Date: September 29, 2015
Location: Breslin Center
This unique career fair designed to connect employers with MSU participants studying for careers in a wide range of science-related fields. This will include employers offering internship and full time opportunties in the fields of Science, Agriculture, Food, Health, the Environment, and Natural Resources. MSU undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoc scholars are encouraged to attend this event.
Date: November 10, 2015
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing
The Product Center at Michigan State University is again hosting the day-long Make It In Michigan Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Lansing Center in Lansing.
Date: November 11, 2015 - November 14, 2015
Location: Portland, Oregon
North American Regional Science Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 11-14, 2015. Click here for Conference details. Conference dates and locations for 2016 and 2017: Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 13-16, 2016; Vancouver, Canada, November 8-12, 2017.
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: MSU Pavilion
40th Annual AutumnFest
MSU Pavilion for Agriculture & Livestock Education
Starts 3.5 hours before the kickoff of the MSU vs. Maryland football game.
For more information visit the AutumnFest website at http://www.canr.msu.edu/alumni_donors/alumni/autumnfest