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.

Degrees & Programs

Welcome New Faculty

Emir MalikovEmir Malikov

Emir Malikov has been assistant professor of quantitative methods since June 13, with a 60 percent research and 40 percent teaching appointment. He received his M.A. degree in economics from State University of New York at Binghamton in 2011 and completed his Ph.D. in the same field and from the same university three years later. Before coming to Auburn, he was assistant professor of economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton. He graduated with a B.S. degree in economics and management in 2009 from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in Baku.