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|Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:01|
Agriculture in the 21st century is a complex, multifaceted, and cutting-edge industry, and in order to ensure that the farm products Americans need are grown, manufactured, and distributed effectively, all agricultural businesses need managers to take charge.
Agricultural business includes how food gets from the field to the table. They examine the financing, marketing, and management of food production. By studying economic theory, they come to understand the many factors behind the buying and selling of food.
Agricultural business students learn the business and economic principles behind running agricultural businesses.
* Learn how to use accounting tools such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash-flow statements
* Put together a PowerPoint presentation as part of a group project
* Complete an internship in which you take on a special project, such as a five-page marketing plan for tomatoes
* Spend a semester abroad studying, for example, how farms are financed in another country
* The fact that food production, and therefore food prices, are affected by weather, pests, and other unpredictable factors, makes this an exciting field of study.
In agribusiness marketing, a core class for agricultural business majors, you’ll get a taste of what real-world marketing is like.
Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
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