Career in Agricultural Economics
Applying principles of economics to the agricultural industry, this field tries to predict market trends for agro-products. Resource allocation and investment practices related to the field are taught. The job itself involves monitoring trade patterns, weather, equipment, consumer preferences and production methods. Professionals usually possess a Master’s degree, and if they have expertise in particular areas, may work as consultants.
Eligibility Criteria for Agricultural Economics Courses
Applicants to Master level courses (2 years full time) must possess a Bachelor degree; Ph.D. applicants must possess a Master Degree.
Agricultural Economics Career Prospects
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management asBecome your own boss as a manager in a family and/or other small businesses.
Agribusiness Management Adapt and apply regular management and research practices to businesses engaged in production and distribution of agro-products:
Public Service: Roughly the same as Agribusiness Management, only through government agency, with an added element of sustainability and conservation. State agencies offer a greater range of career choices than federal ones.
Veterinary Management: An oblique entry into the industry, it involves dealing with the health of animals related to agriculture. Students may take classes to qualify for veterinary medicine and open a practice on completing the program.
Finance and Appraisal: Project and property appraisals, investment evolutions and loan approval in commercial and agricultural banks.
Farm Business Management: Agriculture economics job prospects aren’t limited to working as specialised consultants. You may either work your own farm or as a member of an integrated agricultural firm.
International Agriculture and Development: Two elements, namely, the proliferation of multinational firms and the support handed out to developing nations, have created many international opportunities for a career in agriculture economics. The work is more or less the same as in the above areas, but the scope is much wider.
Agricultural Economics in Indian Universities
- University of Allahabad,
- Faculty of Animal Husbandry,
- Allahabad 211002
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute
- University of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics in Foreign Universities
- Mcgill University, (Quebec)
- Founded in 1821. 80 acre urban campus.
- Nova Scotia Agricultural College, (Nova Scotia)
- Founded in 1905. 408 acresmall town campus.
- UniversiteLaval, (Quebec)
- Founded in 1852. 465 acre urban campus.
- Noteworthy research facility.
- University of Alberta,(Alberta)
- Founded in 1906. 154 acre urban campus.
- Noteworthy Research facility.
- University Of Guelph,(Ontario)
- Founded in 1964. 1200 acre suburban campus with easy access to Toronto. Noteworthy research facility.
- University Of Manitoba,(Manitoba)
- Founded in 1877. 685 acre suburban campus.
- University Of Saskatchewan,(Saskatchewan)
- Founded in 1907. 363 acre urban campus. Noteworthy research facility