SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:35:43 AMAGBUS 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 56Title:  INTRO AG BUS MGMT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management
Last Reviewed:2/13/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  WINE 56
Formerly:  AGBUS 50

Catalog Description:
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This course provides an overview of the business and economic aspects of the agriculture industry. Introduction to the economic aspects of agriculture and the implications for consumers and other sectors of the food system. Principles of management and decision-making in agribusiness.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides an overview of the business and economic aspects of the agriculture industry. Introduction to the economic aspects of agriculture and the implications for consumers and other sectors of the food system. Principles of management and decision-making in agribusiness.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AG - AB 104 Introduction to Agriculture Business SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AGBUS56

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Explain how economic principles and effective financial analysis relate to agribusiness
    management.
2.  Identify and discuss the structure and types of organizations in agribusiness.
3.  Identify and apply the functions of management in agribusiness organizations.
4.  Describe basic agriculture laws, regulations and the role of regulatory agencies.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain how economic principles relate to agribusiness management.
2. Describe the sectors in the agribusiness in the agribusiness food system.
3. Identify and describe the types of agriculture business organizations.
4. Explain the four functions of management in agribusiness.
5. Explain a basic financial statement.
6. Perform basic financial statement analysis.
7. Recognize, evaluate, and propose solutions to problems in personnel, ethics and
    communication.
8. Analyze the components of a successful human resources management plan.
9. Explain trends in agribusiness in Sonoma County and the United States.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Agribusiness
    A. Overview of the agribusiness industry
    B. Agribusiness in California, United States and the global economy
    C. Organization of agribusiness
    D. Trends in agribusiness
II. Structure and Organization of Agribusiness
    A. Structure of agribusiness organizations
    B. Types of agribusiness organizations
         1. sole proprietorship
         2. partnership
         3. corporation
    C. Managing agribusiness organizations
III. Management
    A. Planning
    B. Leading
    C. Organizing
    D. Controlling
IV. Managerial Problem Solving in Agriculture
    A. Financial analysis and problem solving
    B. Diagnosis of the situation
    C. Generating alternatives
    D. Evaluating alternatives
    E. Selecting the best alternatives
    F. Implementing alternatives
    G. Evaluating results
V. Financial Management and Control in Agribusiness
    A. General business economics
    B. Budgeting and financial planning
    C. Overview of financial statements
    D. Financial statement analysis
    E. Uses of financial analysis
VI. Human Resource Management
    A. The role of the agriculture manager
    B. Human resource planning
    C. Training and managing employees
    D. Employee appraisal and motivation
    E. Teams and teambuilding
    F. Labor relations
    G. Challenges in human resource management in agriculture
VII. Business Law and Ethics in Agriculture
    A. Agriculture values
    B. Agriculture business ethics
    C. Personal values
    D. Agriculture law and the regulatory environment
    E. Regulatory agencies and standards
VIII. Agribusiness Plans
    A. Marketing plan components
    B. Sales plan components
    C. Business plan components
    D. Role of marketing, sales and business plans in agribusiness
IX. Contemporary Issues in Food Agriculture Business
    A. Specialization and integration
    B. Marketing bill, food bill and farm income
    C. Consumer demand and agribusiness
X. Forecasting in Agribusiness
    A. Basics of forecasting
    B. Forecasting procedures
    C. Using forecasts in Agribusiness

Assignments:
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1. Group-planned and group-led field trip to local agribusiness organizations.
2. Field trip reflections (1-2 pages) each [4-6 field trips per semester].
3. Research paper on (3-5 pages) on any of the following topics; Sonoma County agribusiness,
    farming systems and agribusiness in California, California water, agricultural trade, ethics and
    labor issues in agribusiness.
4. Financial analysis problem sets.
5. Weekly agribusiness case studies.
6. Personal portfolio.
7. Conduct Internet research and compile a list of Internet resources for a selected business.
8. Analyze agribusiness case studies.
9. Midterm (2)  and final exam.
10. Reading: 25 -30 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Research paper, reflection papers, personal portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Problem sets; chapter review questions; case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Field trip planning and coordination, presentation rubric
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Mid-term and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Principles of Agribusiness Management. 5th ed. Beierlein, James and Schneeberger, Kenneth and Osborn, Donald. Waveland Press. 2013
Agribusiness: Principles of Management. Van Fleet, David and Van Fleet, Ella and Seperich George. Cengage Learning. 2013

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