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--Jerrod Penn
Dr. Krishna P. Paudel SAEA President-Elect
Faculty Positions Accepting Applications
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


2018 Spring Semester Important Dates

Classes Begin: January 10

Martin Luther King Day: January 15

Mardi Gras Holiday: February 12-13

Mid-semester Grades Due: March 13

Final Drop Courses Date: March 23

Spring Break: March 25-April 1

Classes End: April 28

Grades Due: May 8-9

Commencement: May 11-12


Woodin Hall 


  LSU Ag Econ  Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

101 Martin D. Woodin Hall

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803