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. Trina Biswas

Dr. Biswas

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Mark Schafer  

Mark Schafer

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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


2021 Spring Semester Important Dates

January 11: Classes Begin

January 18: Martin Luther King Day Holiday

January 20: Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W," 4:30 p.m. deadline

January 21: Final date for adding courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline

February 16: Mardi Gras Holiday

March 9: Midterm grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

March 12: Mid-semester Break

March 25: March Break

March 26: 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, 4:30 p.m. deadline

April 2: Good Friday Holiday 

April 21: Concentrated Study Period Begins

April 24: Classes End

April 25: Concentrated Study Period Ends

April 26-May 1: Final Examinations

May 4: Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline

May 5: Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline

May 7-8: Commencement Day

Woodin Hall

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