Building economies and strengthening communities.

As part of the world’s largest industry, our work is about the economic and social impact of agriculture on local, regional, national and global scales. Our students, faculty and alumni work every day to build stronger communities and economies through business, law, public policy, trade, finance and in many other ways. This is accomplished through our partnerships with every sector of the agricultural industry.


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Our mission is to seek and transmit socio-economic knowledge to the citizens of Alabama and the world. We achieve this through our work with other departments and programs throughout the College of Agriculture, the global agricultural industry and beyond.

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Programs of Study

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Our undergraduate and graduate programs will equip you for the diversity and complexity of modern agriculture. Here, you’ll build a foundation in business, economic and social concepts that relate to agriculture, agribusiness, community and the management of natural resources.

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Welcome new faculty

Loka Ashwood
310 Comer Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Ruiqing Miao
Assistant Professor
203 Comer Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods - Food Systems / Natural Resource Economics Job

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology is seeking candidates for this position. Learn more here.