Course Description

Ag Business Development

This course provides basic economic theories to help students understand issues related to agribusiness development. Following the study of economic theories, empirical issues will be discussed including agricultural tourism, pollution and environment, the green revolution and the new trends in alternative energy focusing on the economic impact of utilizing bio diesel and ethanol. Students will learn how to look at issues related to agribusiness development from an economic perspective, and will learn how to apply the basic tools of economic analysis to a wide range of issues relating to renewable and non-renewable natural resource use Prerequisites: AGBS 240 or permission of the instructor 3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

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Admissions Requirements

Transfer: Minimum GPA of 2.5 from transfer college, having had adequate high school mathematics preparation, and basic computer literacy.

While not required, students with a background in agriculture or business may be more successful as the program includes a strong agriculture- and business-based curriculum.