Agriculture - Agri-Business

AGRI-102: Farm Records and Analysis, Credits = 5
Introduction to the principles of agri-business management. Identifies a practical system of farm record keeping with analysis of these records.

AGRI-103: Introduction to Precision Agriculture and Farm Management, Credits = 5
Introduction to precision agriculture application on the farm using industry specific software. Entering records, creating databases and developing field maps will be included as well as gathering and inputting yield and soils data.

AGRI-108: Computers in Agriculture, Credits = 5
Introduction to microcomputer applications using Microsoft Office software. Hands-on experience including: word processing, spreadsheets, graphical presentations, databases, operating systems, and basic internet access. Student may not earn credit for both AGRI 108 and CS 110.

AGRI-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 25
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the agriculture industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

AGRI-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success.

AGRI-197: Ag Business Special Problems I, Credits = 1 - 5
Awards credits for approved independent study. Students earn credits based upon topics selected by student and guided by faculty.

AGRI-201: Microeconomics in Agriculture, Credits = 5
Introduction to microeconomics as applied to production, consumption, and marketing issues in the business and production sectors of the economy. Topics include supply/demand theory, consumer choice theory, production theory, and costs of production. Student may not earn credit for both AGRI 201 and ECON& 201. Formerly AGRI 202.

AGRI-210: Fundamentals of Selling and Customer Service, Credits = 3
Structure and background of personal selling, concepts of human relations, and communications as they relate to a sales presentation. The objective is to build good skills in selling and providing service to the customer.

AGRI-211: Small Business Management, Credits = 5
Introduction to management theory as applied to small business firms. Course will include role of small business in the economy, forms of business ownership, main causes for business failure and success, and the elements of a business plan.

AGRI-220: Introduction to Finance, Credits = 5
Tools and concepts useful to making financial management decisions in business firms will be discussed. Topics include: the role of national economic policy and the ways in which different financial institutions are operated.

AGRI-221: Introduction to Food and Agricultural Markets, Credits = 5
Overview of the marketing system for agricultural commodities. Topics include the effect of public policy, the role of commodity futures in the marketing system, price and price analysis, and marketing strategies. Recommended: One quarter economics.

AGRI-222: Agricultural and Water Policy, Credits = 5
This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Students may not earn credit for both AGRI 222 and POLS 222.

AGRI-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 15
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard agri-business curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.