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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.

CRMERCenter 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.

  • Learn more about risk management education for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Explore risk management education opportunities for industry executives
  • Discover collaborative risk management research from students, faculty, and industry


Kansas Farm Management Association and K-MAR-105
KFMA - With more than 80 years of experience serving producers, the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) maintains a long-term commitment to Kansas agriculture. Twenty-five KFMA Economists, comprise the professional staff of KFMA, which is organized into six regional associations. The Economists work with farm families to provide members with production and financial management information for use in decision making.

K-MAR-105 - 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. K-MAR-105 maintains data banks that are used extensively for Agricultural Economics Research and Extension activities.

K-MAR-105 has provided financial accounting systems and financial performance benchmarks to agricultural producers since 1968.  They provide data processing services that include financial statements and whole-farm and enterprise benchmarks for farm business organizations.


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. Not an MBA in agribusiness, and not an M.S. in Agricultural Economics, but a professional degree program training managers for one of the most rapidly changing industries today.  The program delivered executive style to working professionals that range in age from 25 to 55 and work in every sector of the food,