About

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) is one of the preeminent agricultural economics departments in the world. Ranked as the fourth best department globally by the Center for World University Rankings, AFRE prepares the next generation of economists and managers to meet the needs of the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems in Michigan and around the world.

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Department Leadership

Scott Swinton

Scott Swinton

Chairperson and University Distinguished Professor
swintons@msu.edu
517-353-7218

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Associate Chairperson, Graduate Program Director, and Associate Professor
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
masonn@msu.edu
517-432-4446

Brent Ross

Brent Ross

Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson for Undergraduate Programs
rross@msu.edu
517-355-2266