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Department of Agricultural Economics

Programs and Centers

Arthur Capper Cooperative Center

The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) in the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics was established on June 11, 1984 by an agreement between Kansas State University and the Kansas Cooperative Council. Our purpose is to determine, develop and deliver research and education for the cooperative community.The Center's primary goal is to enhance society's understanding of the nature and role of cooperatives. We strive to develop and deliver innovative and integrated research and educational programs that are of direct interest to cooperatives. To do so, we encourage and need an open dialogue between Kansas State University, cooperative leaders in Kansas and other university and industry contacts across the United States.

Center for Risk Management Education and Research

The Center for Risk Management Education & Research at Kansas State University seeks to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in our global society through world-class experiential education and research. By providing students and business professionals with the information and tools necessary to identify, quantify, and manage risk, the Center complements Kansas State University's 2025 Vision. Additionally, the Center will eagerly, aggressively, and earnestly support the greater University mission of advancing the well-being of our state, country and the international community.


K-MAR-105 Association is a non-profit educational corporation associated with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, the Farm Management Association, and K-State Research and Extension.

Kansas Farm Management Association

The Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) program provides members with information about business and family costs to improve farm business organization, farm business decisions, and farm profitability; and minimization of risk.

Master of Agribusiness

K-State’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) is an award-winning, distance education graduate degree program that focuses on food and agribusiness management.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Support Services in Ghana

METSS provides monitoring, evaluation and technical support services to the Economic Growth (EG) Office of USAID | Ghana. It is managed under a Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA) between the EG Office and USDA in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University and the University of Cape Coast.

These services are aimed at enhancing the EG Office's capacity to meet the Mission Strategy Objective (SO) #6, i.e., increasing Ghana competitiveness in global markets. They also aim to enhance the Mission's ability to report on its Feed the Future (FtF) initiative metrics.

METSS brings its expertise in program design and evaluation and for performing research and policy analyses that support improvements in agricultural growth and food security in Ghana.

Office of Local Government

The Office of Local Government provides educational outreach, technical assistance, applied research, and information and referral services to city and county governments, local organizations, the county Extension network and citizens throughout Kansas. These services relate to three broad and interconnected program areas: local and regional economic development practice and policy, local public service organization and finance, and natural resource management and land use planning.