Agriculture, Modern Food Production and the Environment: Specialty Crop Pathway - Modern Food Production Certificate

West Burlington campus and online

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
AGB-336 AGRICULTURAL SELLING 3
AGC-216 CAREER SEMINAR 2
AGB-330 FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGH-221 PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURE 3
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
AGH-131 GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT (ONLINE) 3
TOTAL 17

AGB-336 - AGRICULTURAL SELLING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Presents basic concepts and economics principles related to markets for agricultural inputs and products. Reviews current marketing problems faced by farms and agribusinesses, farm and retail price behavior, structure of markets, food marketing channels, food quality and food safety, and the role of agriculture in the general economy. Analyzes the implications of consumer preferences at the farm level. Introduces hedging, futures, and other risk management tools.

AGC-216 - CAREER SEMINAR

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course is designed to help students explore and discover the many opportunities that are available in the profession of agriculture and related industries both nationally and internationally.

AGB-330 - FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Applies business and economic principles of decision making and problem solving in the management of a farm business. Covers cash flow, partial, enterprise, and whole farm budgeting. Reviews information systems for farm accounting, analysis, and control. Examines obtaining and managing land, capital, and labor resources. Provides alternatives for farm business organization and risk management.

AGH-221 - PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURE

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Provides an introduction to horticulture covering the basic knowledge and skills associated with growth and development of plants including fruits, vegetables, turf grass, and ornamentals.

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

AGH-131 - GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT (ONLINE)

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Manage greenhouse air, water, soil, and light for most efficient use of resources. Pest management, plant rotation and scheduling for flower sales are included.

Sabrina Pidgeon - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5104

Email: spidgeon@scciowa.edu
BS, Iowa State University

Adam Raub - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5103

Email: araub@scciowa.edu
BS, Western Illinois University
MBA, St. Ambrose University

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