Department of Agricultural Economics

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The Agricultural Economics Department continues to contribute to teaching, research and Extension programs that have an impact not only in the state but beyond. Recent impacts include the wind energy impact study and the Oklahoma Beef Management Practices survey. [read more]

Department News

Ag Econ Alum Frank Lucas Inducted into OSU Hall of Fame
Congressman Frank Lucas, a 1982 graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics, was inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame in early February, the highest honor given by OSU. Lucas has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1994. He previously served for more than five years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

As a wheat farmer and because the district he represents is largely agricultural, Lucas has focused on helping American farmers and ranchers throughout his tenure in Congress. He has served on the House Agricultural Committee, and he oversaw the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014. [view more]

Wade Brorsen Receives SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award
Wade Brorsen, Regents Professor and A.J. and Susan Jacques Chair, received the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual meeting held recently in Jacksonville Florida.

Brorsen is also advisor to Eunchun Park, who won the SAEA Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation award for “Three Essays on Insurance and Options in Agricultural Economics.”

Amanda Higgins, agricultural economics junior from Yukon, was a member of the third place Quiz Bowl team

Eight Ag Econ Students Named Seniors of Significance
Eight department students have been named Seniors of Significance for 2017-2018 by the OSU Alumni Association. The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU. Those students are Megan DeVuyst, Agribusiness, Morrison, Oklahoma; Jake Fanning, Agribusiness Pre-Law, Laverne, Oklahoma; Hammons Hepner, Agricultural Economics and Finance, Freedom, Oklahoma: Brittany Krehbiel, Agricultural Economics, Hydro, Oklahoma; Grayson Kuehny, Agricultural Economics, Elmore City, Oklahoma: Angel Molina, Agribusiness, Johnson City, Kansas; Gatlin Squires, Agribusiness Pre-Law, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Luke Werth, Agribusiness, Elk City, Oklahoma. [read more]

Ag Econ Department Now Offers Appraisal Minor
The agricultural economics department now has a new minor in Agricultural Real Estate Appraisal for students interested in learning more about appraisals. The coursework in the minor program can be applied towards the training requirements for becoming a certified appraiser. Interested prospective or current students can contact the department. [read more]

Dr. Doye Receives National Extension Award
Damona Doye has received the Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award of the National Cooperative Extension Award Program. This award is presented by Cooperative Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). It will be presented at the APLU November annual meeting. [read more]

Ag Econ Student Elected VP at FFA Convention
Piper Merritt, agricultural economics sophomore from Owasso, was recently elected central region vice president to serve on the 2017-2018 National FFA Officer team. [read more].

2017 Homecoming Celebration Features Ag Econ Students
Four ag econ students played major roles in the recent OSU Homecoming celebration. Gatlin Squires, agribusiness senior from Kingfisher, served as Executive Director of the 2017 OSU Homecoming Executive Team. Brittany Krehbiel, agricultural economics senior from Hydro, was chosen as Homecoming Queen. Megan DeVuyst, agribusiness senior from Morrison, was a member of the homecoming royalty court. read more.
James Washington, agribusiness senior from Stamford, Texas, caught lots of passes during OSU’s football victory over Baylor. read more.

Ag Econ Alum Inducted into OSU Diversity Hall of Fame
Huey Jefferson Battle, 1954 Ph.D. graduate in agricultural economics was posthumously inducted into the OSU Diversity Hall of Fame in October. Battle was the first African American in Oklahoma to earn a doctoral degree. He directed the division of agriculture at Langston University for 10 years and then started a distinguished 23-year career at Virginia State University, where he founded the Bureau of Economic Research and Development. [read more].

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6161
Fax: 405.744.8210