Course Description

Distribution/Mkt Ag Products

Through a series of six modules--cooperatives in agriculture; agriculture commodity purchasing and selling; food processing; product distribution; consumer retail relations; and financial feasibility --students will gain valuable experience and insight into the rapidly developing value added sector of the agriculture industry. Students are required to take a field trip to New York City and numerous other consumer markets to meet course requirements. All laboratory exercises will be conducted at either Nelson Farms, the Agribusiness Dairy Processing facility or established off-campus collaborating businesses. Students will rotate through each module. Prerequisites: AGBS 100 Agricultural Economics or ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 140Introduction to Microeconomics, AGBS 200 Marketing of Agriculture Products or BSAD 112 Marketing, AGBS 240 4 credits (1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours), fall or spring 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.