AGINDUS 1500 3 credits Introduction to Agribusiness
Presents a background of American agriculture; interrelationships of agricultural industries; economic concepts of production, form of markets, marketing and consumption of food in the United States; principles of management; and key issues and trends in agribusiness.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
AGINDUS 1750 3 credits Equipment, Structure and Power Systems
Trends and opportunities in mechanized agriculture; problems to illustrate the work of four major divisions of agricultural engineering; power and machinery, electrical power and processing, structures and environment, and soil and water conservation engineering practices.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
AGINDUS 2330 3 credits World Population, Food and Resources
Examine current and future world population trends; study world food problems, nutrition, world hunger, and food supply and demand situation; analyze impact of trade and foreign aid, scrutinize economic development and analyze the impact on resources for society and individuals under various cultural, religious, economic, geographical, and political conditions.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
AGINDUS 2430 3 credits Agricultural Marketing
Principles and organization of agricultural marketing; market functions, structure, and organizations; commodity and branded marketing.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 2450 1 credit Agribusiness Professional Development I
An introductory course for discovering personal and career goals, an exploration of the agribusiness industry, and preparation for securing an internship which is a requirement of the major. Students will explore their career interests through reading, interviewing, job shadowing, and other career exploration activities. Students will also prepare and have critiqued resumes, cover letters, and develop interviewing skills.
Components: Lecture
AGINDUS 2500 3 credits Producer and Consumer Cooperatives
Development, principles, legal basis, organization, finance, taxation, and management of agricultural, consumer, and industrial cooperatives.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 2920 2 credits Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education
An introduction to the origin, organizational structure, and scope of the Agricultural Extension Service and to education in agriculture; trends in these programs and the training requirements and professional opportunities associated with these trends.
Components: Lecture
AGINDUS 3410 3 credits Agricultural Consulting and Sales
The history, image, and economic importance of agricultural sales and consulting are emphasized; the nature and functions of contemporary, professional sales consulting; and the selling process, as it applies to agricultural inputs and the food and fiber industry. Current issues facing the industry.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 3420 3 credits Agricultural Finance
Capital and credit needs of farmers, agencies supplying credit needs, farm loan analysis, budgeting and capital investment analysis.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500 and ACCTING 2010
AGINDUS 3430 3 credits Quantitative Methods in Farm and Agribusiness
This course provides both introduction to and application of the quantitative tools often used in farm and agribusiness decision-making. The toolbox will include decision analysis, statistical quality control, non-parametric methods, regression, correlation, tests for dependence, hypothesis testing, simulation, optimization, and others. Review interpretation of agricultural statistics and journal articles.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500 and MATH 1830
AGINDUS 3450 1 credit Agribusiness Professional Development II
Professional and career development towards obtaining career objectives. Course objectives include planning and development of credentials needed to compete for a job position, learning how to package credentials and communicate them to prospective employers, and further developing professional skills and knowledge such as agribusiness ethics, etiquette, changing trends, and current events in the industry. A primary course activity is the development of a personal portfolio that showcases special achievements in being visionary, managing budgets, communication, professionalism and stewardship of people.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGIN 2450 and junior standing
AGINDUS 3460 3 credits Farm Management and Record Systems
The study of and application of farm business management systems including planning, budgeting, implementing and control; farm business arrangements and generational transfer; managing capital and human resources; tax management; record systems; farm business analysis and benchmarking; government programs; and environmental stewardship.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 3500 3 credits Agricultural Prices and Risk Management
Analysis of agricultural price trends; elasticity of demand and supply; seasonal prices; and price cycles, and price management tools and strategies. Understanding the theory of demand and supply; how they change; and the impact on agricultural prices. Understanding and applying the concepts of risk and risk management with special emphasis on price risk management.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 2430
AGINDUS 3520 3 credits Agricultural Law
An introduction to the historical background of law and legal institutions; various legal contracts; law pertaining to real and personal property; landlord and tenant arrangements; agricultural business arrangements, partnerships, corporations, and cooperatives; legal aspects of sales transactions; legal aspects of credit; governmental regulatory agencies.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 3530 3 credits Agricultural Commodity Marketing
Current marketing trends and problems, futures marketing and forward contracting, bargaining, international trade, current marketing issues of selected agricultural commodities.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 2430 or BUSADMIN 3620
AGINDUS 3830 3 credits Engines and Tractor Systems
Operating principles, maintenance, adjustment, and testing of gas and diesel engines used in agriculture. Analysis of tractor and power transmission systems.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1750 or consent of instructor
AGINDUS 3850 3 credits Electrical Applications in Agriculture
Elementary electricity; planning of farmstead electrical systems; selection, operation, and maintenance of electrical equipment; application of electricity to heat, light, and power; emergency power generation.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1750 or consent of instructor
AGINDUS 3900 3 credits Planning Cooperative Education in Agriculture
Determination of general program objectives and planning for the administration of all facets of the program, including curriculum development, instructional facilities and materials, Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, and the F.F.A. Program of Activities.
Components: Lecture
AGINDUS 3950 3 credits Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Land description and characteristics of watersheds. Design, layout, and construction of waterways, diversions, terraces, and earthen structures.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1750 or AGSCI 2230 or RECLAM 1010 or consent of instructor
AGINDUS 4120 3 credits The Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Social Movements
Students will learn about the past and present actions of the animal rights and animal welfare movements and will be expected to theorize using facts on what the future may hold if each movement continues ahead. Emphasis will be placed on class debates, mature discussions/interactions, fact-finding assignments and a major project researching individuals that have been influential to either movement or how they have impacted the opposing movement.
Components: Discussion, Lecture
Cross Offerings: AGSCI 4120
Prereqs/Coreqs:junior standing
AGINDUS 4330 3 credits Agribusiness Marketing Management
Development of a marketing plan; review and work with media; advertising and promotional programs; merchandising strategies; financial market and demographic research and analysis; pricing and product strategies for agricultural (food and inputs) products.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500 and AGINDUS 2430
AGINDUS 4400 3 credits Livestock and Meat Marketing
Economic analysis of principles and methods of marketing, evaluating, and pricing meat animals, and the marketing and merchandising of meat and meat products for the beef, pork and poultry industries.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500 and AGINDUS 2430
AGINDUS 4460 3 credits Agricultural Policy Seminar
The making of Agricultural, Food, Rural, and Environmental Policy including history, process, political dynamics, and players; the current state of legislative developments; and an evaluation of the economic, environmental, and social impacts of current and alternative policy.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 4500 3 credits Agribusiness Management
Management of the agribusiness firm including planning, organizing, coordinating, control and communication. Special emphasis is given to learning and decision-making through case studies including financial analysis, investments, organizational structure, etc.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500
AGINDUS 4580 3 - 6 credits Agricultural Business Internship
Supervised program of study in cooperation with agricultural industries and public agencies for credit in all majors.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: 30 credits and 2.00 GPA
AGINDUS 4590 1 - 3 credits Individual Study in the Agricultural Industries
Advanced study on a particular topic or problem in the area of specialization within the agricultural industries.
Components: Independent Study
AGINDUS 4600 3 credits Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Extended trip and study of various agricultural practices, topics and cultures. Course may include topics related to climate, economics, agribusiness, policy, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, crops, livestock and cultural diversity. Location and duration of travel courses will vary. Expenses will be paid by student. Pre and Post-trip sessions will be arranged. Check with School of Agriculture for current offerings.
Components: Field Studies
Cross Offerings: AGSCI 4600
GE: International Education
AGINDUS 4620 2 credits Agricultural Commodity Price Forecasting
Analyze basic commodity price fluctuations. The three major approaches include technical, fundamental, and behavioral analyses. Primary emphasis involves charting theory.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1500, AGINDUS 2430, and AGINDUS 3530
AGINDUS 4690 3 credits Hydraulics and Machinery Engineering
Hydraulic principles, components, and systems. Management, operation, adjustment, and maintenance of agricultural machinery.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1750 or consent of instructor
AGINDUS 4790 3 credits Materials Handling and Energy Seminar
Principles and applications of handling agricultural products. Sales, service, employment opportunities, and special problems relating to agricultural, environmental, and energy systems.
Components: Laboratory, Seminar
AGINDUS 4890 3 credits Structures and Environmental Control
Planning and construction of agricultural buildings with respect to functions, aesthetic and environmental aspects; construction components; material utilization; moisture and heat transmission; ventilation system design; and physiological effects of environment on animals and crops.
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 1750 or consent of instructor
AGINDUS 4930 3 credits Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture
Application of the teaching-learning process to education in agriculture, including methods of instruction, the computer and other instructional media, preparation of teaching plans, and experiencing teaching through role playing.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: AGINDUS 3900 or senior standing
AGINDUS 4990 1 - 3 credits Independent Study in Equipment, Structure and Power Systems
Advanced study in an area of specialization.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: junior standing