Introduction to Agricultural Economics And Business AGEC 1331

Catalog Description: Orientation to Agricultural supply businesses,farm and ranch management, food markets, capital markets, etc. Course will provide an overview of the role of agriculture in the U.S. and world economies.

Syllabus: Fa12

Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010, Penson, Capps, Rosson, and Woodward. ISBN: 978-0-13-159248-3

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Fundamental Economic and Financial Analysis AGEC 1351

    Catalog Description: Use of computer spreadsheets in business management and statistical and financial analysis. Logical spreadsheet functions, applications and capabilities. Accounting, finance and management practices put into practice in spreadsheet format.

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    Agribusiness Marketing AGEC 3330

    Catalog Description: Fundamentals of agricultural marketing management and planning (input and output). Study the institutional differences between agricultural and non-agricultural marketing environments. Outline essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transportation, storage, financing, standardization, pricing and risk bearing.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis, First Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008, Norwood and Lusk.

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Agribusiness Management AGEC 3331

    Catalog Description: Non-farm, agriculture related business. Includes: tools and management decision making, legal forms of business organization, managerial accounting and key financial management techniques, personnel management and leadership skills.

    Syllabus: Fa12

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Principles of Agribusiness Management, Fourth Edition, Waveland Press, Inc., 2008, Beierlein, Schneeberger, and Osburn. ISBN: 978-1-5776-540-3

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Financial Management of an Agribusiness AGEC 3332

    Catalog Description: Study of major decisions made by agricultural firms. Analysis of investment in inventory, cash flows, receivables and repayment capacity. Review of capital markets. Prerequisite: Accounting 2301

    Syllabus: Fa12

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Fundamentals of Agribusiness Finance, First Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2000, Battles and Thompson. ISBN:0-8138-2069-3

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Farm and Ranch Management AGEC 4331

    Catalog Description: Principles of farm and ranch organization and management. Development of a business plan to include executive summary of business, resource inventory, SWOT analysis, legal and liability assessment, goals, production plans, financial analysis and marketing plans.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce students to the farm and ranch management.
  • Demonstrate the uses of enterprise budgets.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental concepts and elements of farm and ranch management.
  • Course Text: Farm Management, Seventh Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012, Kay, Edwards, Duffy. ISBN: 978-0-07-354587-5

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Agribusiness Statistics AGEC 4342

    Catalog Description: Statistical methods with applications in agribusiness and resource management.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Fundamentals of Statistics, Third Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008, Sullivan.

    Other Requirements: TI- 83 or TI-84 Calculator

    Land and Natural Resource Economics AGEC 4351

    Catalog Description: Economic analysis of resource issues, policies and management. Issues could include: land fragmentation, mineral extraction issues, conservation easement and development rights, urbanization, renewable resources, carbon sequestration, property rights and water rights.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Natural Resource Economics: An Introduction, Second Edition, Waveland Press, Inc., 2008, Field

    Other Requirements: Calculator

    Agribusiness Statistics AGEC 5342

    Catalog Description: Statistical methods with applications in agribusiness and resource management.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text: Fundamentals of Statistics, Third Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008, Sullivan.

    Other Requirements: TI- 83 or TI-84 Calculator

    Research Methods ASCI 6321

    Catalog Description: Procedures used in agricultural research including experimental design, data collection, preparation, and analysis of results.

    Previous Semester Syllabus: Syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories
  • Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)
  • Course Text:

  • SAS and R Data Management, Statistical Analysis, and Grpahics. Kleinman and Horton
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  • TBA
  • Other Requirements: TI – 83 or IT – 84 Calculator