Agriculture, Modern Food Production and the Environment: Conservation and Natural Resources Pathway - Modern Food Production Certificate

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West Burlington Campus (select courses online)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
AGB-336 Agricultural Selling 3
AGC-216 Career Seminar 2
AGB-330 Farm Business Management 3
AGA-181 Introduction to Crop Science 3
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
Semester 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.

AGA-181 - Introduction to Crop Science

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Basic structure and function of plants, origin and classification, growth and development. Fundamentals of photosynthesis, plant water use, plant nutrition and genetics that regulate plant growth, development and responses to the environment.

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.

AGS-113 - Survey of the Animal Industry

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Course studies ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care and marketing of domestic animals in the U.S. will also be studied.

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

BS, Iowa State University

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

BS, Western Illinois University
MBA, St. Ambrose University

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