Business Management Courses:
INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS, 4 hours credit
A study of economic principles as they relate to the national economy,
production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products. Lecture
3303 PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL
MARKETING, 3 hours credit
Analysis of the marketing system; its importance to the economy and the
role of the individual firm. Understanding of basic concepts, problems,
and decision aids is emphasized. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: AGRC
3413 FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT, 3
Production planning with budgeting, market
planning, financial records, and income tax management for the
individual farm-ranch business. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: AGRC 1334.
1413 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANIZED
AGRICULTURE, 3 hours credit
The use of power, machines and engineered systems for production and
utilization of agriculture products. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2
2002 CONSERVATION SURVEYS AND TECHNOLOGY,
2 hours credit
Use of the farm level; mechanical methods of erosion control including
terracing and farm pond planning. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours.
3223 AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SKILLS, 3
Subject matter and skills used in teaching
agricultural mechanics such as fundamental hot and cold metal working,
plumbing, welding applications and selection of materials applicable to
agriculture. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: Junior
standing or permission of instructor.
3152 ELECTRICITY IN AGRICULTURE, 2
Electricity applied to the farm and rural home including farmstead
distribution and use and National Electrical Code requirements.
Laboratory activities include simple circuits, practical wiring, home
wiring, planning, electric motors, water systems and controls. Lecture
1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: MATH 1513 or equivalent.
4702 TRACTOR PRINCIPLES, 2
The principles, operation, performance, maintenance and management of
tractors. Gasoline and diesel engines will be studied. Laboratory
activities involve engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, electrical
systems and tractor performance. Laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite:
Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Applications in Agriculture:
4423 COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE, 3
An introduction to the uses of microcomputers in agricultural
decision-making and management. Hardware selection, agricultural
application programs, and multipurpose software such as electronic
spreadsheets, data-based management packages, national data networks,
and word processing will be studied as applied to the agricultural
industry. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite: Junior
maintained by Gale L.
Associate Professor of Agriculture