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COURSE NUMBER: AGRI200
COURSE TITLE:Agriculture Management
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Agriculture management looks at the economic, financial and planning phases of farm and retail agriculture businesses. Historic, current and future governmental programs have had and will have a significant influence on modern agriculture. Students in this course will investigate local, state, national and international influences in all aspects of the business enterprise. Key elements of the course will be instruction on budgets, purchasing, marketing and sustaining a viable agriculture business.

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NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Apply farm management principles to practical farm situations
  • Know how to prepare an annual budget as well as a cash flow budget
  • Know how to apply principles of best utilization to labor needs, crop planning, livestock planning, and machinery decision making

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
****Subject to change ****
  1. Management now and in the future
    • Farm and ranch structure
    • Consumer demands
    • Globalization
  2. Cost Concepts
    • Types of costs and how they differ
    • Cost calculations
  3. Enterprise Budgeting
    • Construction and analysis
  4. Whole-Farm Planning
    • The use of a whole-farm plan
    • Examples
  5. Cash Flow Budgeting
    • Development of a cash flow budget
    • Use of a cash flow budget
  6. Farm Resource Management
    • Accounting systems
    • Accounting methods
    • Financial records
  7. The Balance Sheet
    • Format and structure of a balance sheet
    • Valuing assets
    • Solvency and liquidity
    • Statement of owner equity
  8. The Income Statement
    • Format and structure of an income statement
    • Depreciation
    • Net farm income
    • Farm profitability
  9. Income Taxes
    • Income tax management
    • Tax rates
    • Capital gains income
  10. Land
    • Land values and markets
    • Acquisition of land
  11. Human Resource Management
    • Labor needs
    • Managing labor
    • Laws
  12. Capital and Credit
    • Importance and use
    • Loan types
  13. Machinery Management
    • Importance and costs of machinery
    • Machinery selection

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Principles of Agribusiness Management,4th Edition, Beierlein, James F., Schneeberger, C., and Osburn, Donald, Waveland Press, 2008.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  • Oral Discussion
  • Class Assignments (including outside readings)
  • Quizzes (on lectures, readings & lab work)
  • Hour Exams
  • Semester Exam
Grade Scale:
A- 90% or above
B- 80-90%
C- 70-80%
D- 60-70%
F- Below 60%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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