Department of Agricultural Economics

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Our Department continues to contribute to teaching, research and Extension programs that have an impact not only in the state but beyond. A past impact is the Sales Tax Collections in Nonmetropolitan Communities. [read more]

Department News

2016 Rural Economic Outlook Conference, Friday, October 21, 2016
ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, Stillwater, OK
Keynote speakers will include Terry Barr, Senior Director, Knowledge Exchange, CoBank, and Mike Boehlje, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. 2016 Rural Economic Outlook Conference registration information and a draft agenda are at

SAEA Awards
Faculty and students attended the Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from Feb.5 to Feb. 9. [Read more]

Other Departmental News
James “JJ” Jones, Southeast Area Ag Econ Specialist, was accepted into the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellow program. This program is a unique professional development program that enhances educator understanding of sustainable agriculture through broad-based, national exposure to successful programs and practices. [Read more]

Derrell Peel, department professor and Charles Breedlove Professorship in Agribusiness received a 2015 Regional Excellence in Extension award. USDA-NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the Excellence in Extension and National Diversity awards since 1991. One Extension educator from each of the five Cooperative Extension regions (northeast, north central, south, west, and 1890 universities), will be recognized for excellence at the APLU Annual Meeting [Read more]

A memorial fund has been set up for the late John Poindexter, department alumnus. These funds will grow with the hope of one day establishing an endowed scholarship or providing program support that will leave a permanent legacy within the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. To make a gift online, visit, and write “In memory of John Poindexter” in the comments box. For more information about memorial gifts in honor of John Poindexter, please contact Heidi Griswold at 405.385.5656. [Read more]

2015 AAEA Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Jayson Lusk, OSU Department of Agricultural Economics Regents Professor & Willard Sparks Endowed Chair. He has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He will be presented with his award at the 2015 AAEA Annual Meeting in July. Being recognized as an AAEA Fellow is the agricultural economics profession’s most prestigious honor, reserved for individuals with continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural and applied economics. [read more]

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