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Courses in Agribusiness

2301. Principles of Agribusiness Management. 3(3-0)

An introduction to agribusiness management focused around the four functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling and directing. Applications of budgeting and elementary economic analysis.

2317. Introduction to Agricultural Economics. (AGRI 2317) 3(3-0)

An introduction to agricultural economics including consumer and producer theory, marginal analysis, the definition of supply and demand, their movements and role in price determination and market characteristics.

3310. Food and Agricultural Product Retailing. 3(3-0)

Industrial organization and historical development of the grocery business. Examination of the food chain, perishable product storage and distribution and centralized purchasing functions. Management of the retail profit function with consideration of customer psychology and behavior. Retail food safety with Hazard Assessment and Critical Control Points (HACCP).

3350. Marketing of Farm Products. 3(3-0)

Estimating prospective demands for farm products in relation to supplies, improving the accuracy of the system that reflects consumers' demands to producers and reducing costs and increasing efficiency of marketing. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3355. International Agribusiness Marketing. 3(3-0)

Description of major markets and competition. Effects of U.S. agricultural trade policies and exchange rates on agriculture and firm rationalization. Topics include strategic alliance formation, market entry strategy, business ethics and corruption, pricing and terms of sale, payment methods, trade finance, cultural analysis, Foreign Trade Zones and Foreign Sales Corporations.

3360. Agricultural Law. 3(3-0)

Laws affecting the organization and decision of agricultural enterprises.

3371. Farm Management. 3(3-0)

Types of farming, size of farms, capital requirements, methods of renting, farm equipment, cropping and marketing system, credit system and farm accounts. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3380. Environmental Economics. 3(3-0)

The human-environment relationship studied relative to economic issues of property rights, externalities and resource scarcity as they relate to markets, economies and sustainable development. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3390. Special Topics in Agribusiness. 3(3-0)

Selected topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated once under different topic. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3995. Internship. V:1-9

Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in an agriculture enterprise or agency setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with formal evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours toward degree; may not count toward minor. Prerequisite: written consent of adviser and dean.

4325. Rangeland Resource Economics. 3(3-0)

Economics, management and planning of the ranching industry, range livestock and natural resources. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of agribusiness.

4350. Agricultural Finance. 3(3-0)

Monetary affairs of farming and ranching emphasizing the Farm Credit Administration, credit policies, facilities, procurement, statement analysis, cost of capital, firm growth and management of financial resources.

4360. Agricultural Price Analysis. 3(3-0)

Investigation of market operations which determine prices in the agricultural industry. Types of markets that affect price, cycles and trends; relative government policy and techniques of price analysis. Prerequisite: AGBU 3350.

4395. Problems in Agribusiness. V:1-3

Literature review, laboratory field problem. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours, only three hours may count toward a minor. Prerequisite: approval of supervising professor.

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