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.




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



Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Matt Fannin


Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Lynn Kennedy




Welcoming New Faculty--Trina Biswas
Researcher Spotlight
LSU CoA--Global AgHour "Agritourism"
Save the Date: Agritourism Workshops
Donations to the Ag Econ Student Scholarship Fund in Memory of Ken Paxton
Dr. John Westra Receives the Farm Credit Market Maker Innovation Award


2017 Fall Semester Important Dates

Classes Begin: August 21

Labor Day: September 4

Fall Holiday: October 19-22

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 22-26

Classes End: December 2

Grades Due: December 12-13

Commencement: December 15


Woodin Hall 


  LSU Ag Econ  Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

101 Martin D. Woodin Hall

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803