Agribusiness (AGB)

AGB 100 Introduction to Agribusiness. (3) F
Overview of agribusiness industries and career opportunities.

AGB 105 Global Resources. (3) F, S
Effect of quality, quantity, and cost of national food supplies on technology, marketing, and world agricultural policies.

AGB 171 Animal Science. (3) S
Comparative growth, development, and propagation of domestic animals.

AGB 210 Livestock Management. (3) F, S
Methods of managing livestock enterprises, economics, loss prevention, and marketing.

AGB 211 Crop Management. (3) F, S
Crop production, management principles, and their application to crop growth and development.

AGB 250 World Food Dynamics. (3) S
Transition and development of raw agricultural commodities into nutritional food products. Emphasis given to food expansion in developing countries. General Studies: G.

AGB 251 Cultural Diversity in Agribusiness. (3) S
Promotes the awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity within the U.S. through the study of cultural and social contributions in agribusiness of women and minorities.

AGB 258 International Agribusiness. (3) F
Identification and analysis of methods, problems, and future of international agribusiness operations. Emphasizes special problems associated with international agribusiness systems. General Studies: G.

AGB 271 Veterinary Medicine Today. (3) S
Introduction to the role of the veterinarian as related to the fields of food supply and veterinary medicine.

AGB 310 Agribusiness Management I. (3) F
Principles of management, including planning, organizing, integrating, measuring, and developing people in agribusiness organizations.

AGB 311 Establishing an Agribusiness. (3) F
Opportunities and problems associated with new firm development in agribusiness. Business plan will be written and presented orally.

AGB 320 Agribusiness Marketing. (3) F
Analysis of the marketing system for food and agricultural products. Prerequisites: ECN 111, 112.

AGB 330 Agribusiness Accounting. (3) F
Introduction to managerial accounting for agribusiness using computerized accounting systems.

AGB 332 Agribusiness Finance. (3) F, S
Agribusiness investment management and financial institutions that serve agriculture. Prerequisites: ACC 230, 240.

AGB 334 Agricultural Commodities. (3) F
Trading on futures markets. Emphasis on the hedging practices with grains and meats. Prerequisite: AGB 320.

AGB 340 Food Processing. (3) F
An introduction to processed food quality assurance, statistical sampling, and inspection procedures. Prerequisite: AGB 364.

AGB 341 Food Analysis. (3) N
Processing control and scientific instrumentation used in food quality assurance laboratories. Prerequisites: AGB 364; CHM 101.

AGB 351 Management Science. (3) F
Focus on the construction, solution, and interpretation of quantitative models used for management decision making in agribusiness firms. Prerequisites: AGB 320, 360; ECN 112; MAT 117.

AGB 353 Wildlife and Domestic Animal Nutrition. (3) S
Feedstuffs, feeding standards, and their application in meeting nutritional needs of animals producing food and fiber.

AGB 355 Sustainable Agriculture Systems. (3) F, S
Innovative developments in precision farming, irrigation, soils, tillage methods, machinery, and biotechnology in crop production. Prerequisite: AGB 211.

AGB 360 Agribusiness Statistics. (3) F, S
Statistical methods with applications in agribusiness and resource management. Lecture, computer lab. Prerequisite: college algebra.

AGB 364 Agribusiness Technology. (3) F
Biotechnology and other technologies of the three sectors of agribusiness, including input, production, and commodity and food processing and distribution. Prerequisite: BIO 100.

AGB 370 Wildlife and Domestic Animal Nutrition. (3) S
Survey of nutritional needs of domestic and wild animals. Prerequisites: AGB 210, 211; General Studies S1 course.

AGB 371 Animal Genetics. (3) F
Principles of animal genetics including heritable traits, chromosomal aberrations, population genetics, molecular genetics, and gene regulation. Prerequisites: BIO 181, 182.

AGB 380 Applied Microeconomics. (3) F, S
Emphasis on application of the theory of the firm, theory of exchange, and consumer theory.

AGB 410 Agribusiness Management II. (3) S
Principles of human resource management in agribusiness firms. Prerequisite: AGB 310.

AGB 411 Agricultural Cooperatives. (3) S
Organization, operation, and management of agricultural cooperatives.

AGB 414 Agribusiness Analysis. (3) F, S
Analysis of agribusiness firm decisions in the ecological, economic, social, and political environments. Special emphasis on ethical issues surrounding food production and consumption. Prerequisite: General Studies L1 course. General Studies: L2.

AGB 420 Food Marketing. (3) S
Food processing, packaging, distribution, market research, new food research and development, and social implications. Prerequisite: AGB 320.

AGB 424 Sales and Merchandising in Agribusiness. (3) SS
The principles and techniques of selling and merchandising in the agricultural and food industries.

AGB 425 Agricultural Marketing Channels. (3) F
Operational stages of agricultural commodities in normal distribution systems and implementation of marketing strategies. Prerequisite: AGB 320.

AGB 432 Agribusiness Finance II. (3) S
Examines topics in sourcing and using capital: optimal capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, lender-borrower relationships, and risk management. Prerequisite: AGB 332.

AGB 434 Advanced Commodity Trading. (3) S
Advanced analysis of trading techniques, with emphasis on hedging in the futures markets. Prerequisites: AGB 332, 334.

AGB 440 Food Safety. (3) S
Control, prevention, and prediction of microbial and chemical food-borne diseases. Prerequisite: AGB 442 or instructor approval.

AGB 441 Food Chemistry. (4) N
The biochemical and chemical interactions that occur in raw and processed foods. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: CHM 115, 231.

AGB 442 Food and Industrial Microbiology. (3) N
Food- and industrial-related microorganisms; deterioration and preservation of industrial commodities. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: microbiology course with lecture and lab.

AGB 443 Food and Industrial Fermentations. (4) N
Management, manipulation, and metabolic activities of industrial microbial cultures and their processes. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: AGB 442 or instructor approval.

AGB 445 Food Retailing. (3) F
Food retail management. Discusses trends, problems, and functions of food retail managers within various retail institutions. Lecture, case studies.

AGB 450 International Agricultural Development. (3) S
Transition of developing countries from subsistence to modern agriculture. Technology transfer and food improvement programs are emphasized. General Studies: G.

AGB 452 Agricultural Trade Analysis. (3) F
Use of international trade theory to analyze the effects of government policies, trade agreements, and exchange rates on agribusiness. Prerequisite: ECN 112.

AGB 454 International Trade. (3) S
International practices in trading of agribusiness, technology, and resource products and services.

AGB 455 Resource Management. (3) S
Explores differences between societal and individual valuations of natural resources and considers public policy vs. market-based solutions to environmental concerns. Prerequisite: ECN 112.

AGB 456 World Agricultural Resources. (3) F
World production and consumption of agricultural products, international relationships, and agencies concerned with world agricultural development problems. General Studies: G.

AGB 457 Resource Policy and Sustainability. (3) F
Considers the evolution of policy design, focusing on how resource and environmental concerns have affected agricultural development and trade policies. Prerequisite: ECN 112.

AGB 458 Bioremediation. (3) S
Technical-regulatory and policy issues emanating from minetailing and animal waste. Lecture, case studies.

AGB 460 Agribusiness Management Systems. (4) S
The development and use of decision support systems for agribusiness management and marketing. Lecture, lab.

AGB 470 Comparative Nutrition. (3) N
Effects of nutrition on animal systems and metabolic functions. Prerequisite: CHM 231.

AGB 471 Diseases of Domestic Animals. (3) S
Control and prevention of infectious and noninfectious diseases of domestic animals. Prerequisite: AGB 442 or microbiology course with lecture and lab.

AGB 473 Animal Physiology I. (3) N
Control and function of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems of domestic animals. Prerequisites: BIO 181; CHM 113.

AGB 479 Veterinary Practices. (3) F, S
Observation of and participation in veterinary medicine and surgery supervised by local veterinarians. Prerequisite: advanced preveterinary student.

AGB 480 Agribusiness Policy and Government Regulations. (3) S
The development and implementation of government food, drug, pesticide, and farm policies and regulations that affect the management of agribusiness.

AGB 484 Internship. (3) F, S

AGB 490 Recent Advances in Agribusiness. (1) F, S
Reports and discussions of current topics and problems associated with agribusiness. May be repeated for credit.

AGB 501 Master’s Thesis Preparation. (1) F, S
Step-by-step guidelines to major elements of a master’s thesis along with practical guidelines for conduction research.

AGB 510 Advanced Agribusiness Management I. (3) F
Managing and financing agribusiness emphasizing environmental and economic sustainability in a global economy undergoing radical change. Prerequisite: AGB 310.

AGB 511 Advanced Agribusiness Management II. (3) S
Analysis of organization behavior, change, and resource requirements within agribusiness systems. Prerequisite: AGB 310.

AGB 512 Food Industry Management. (3) S
Operations and management of food-processing factories, food distribution centers, and retail food-handling firms.

AGB 513 Advanced Cooperatives. (3) F
Advanced study of cooperatives and other nongovernmental organizations (NGO) focusing on management and proposal preparation for international agencies.

AGB 514 Advanced Agribusiness Analysis I. (3) S
Vertical integration and differentiation in food and agricultural industries. Prerequisite: AGB 510 or 528.

AGB 515 Agribusiness Coordination. (3) S
Organizational alternatives for agribusiness with emphasis on cooperatives and trading companies. Prerequisite: AGB 510 or 528.

AGB 561 Agribusiness Research Methods. (3) F
The use of model building, hypothesis testing, and empirical analysis in solving agribusiness problems.

AGB 528 Advanced Agribusiness Marketing. (3) F
Theory and analysis of marketing farm commodities, risks, and the effect of future trading on cash prices.

AGB 529 Advanced Agribusiness Marketing Channels. (3) S
Analysis of agribusiness market channel systems. Formulation of marketing strategies.

AGB 532 Advanced Agribusiness Finance. (3) F
Financial management of agribusiness firms; agribusiness financial analysis, investment analysis, agricultural risk management, and introduction to agricultural financial intermediaries. Prerequisites: computer literacy and 1 finance course or instructor approval.

AGB 535 Commodity Analysis. (3) F
Analysis of commodity markets.

AGB 540 Advanced Food Science. (3) N
Chemical and physical nature of processed foods. Emphasis on food product development.

AGB 550 International Agricultural Development. (3) F
Emphasis on cultural, economic, and technical aspects of development and their implications for U.S. agribusiness working abroad.

AGB 551 World Agricultural Development. (3) S
Factors that influence production, processing, and marketing of agricultural products in developing countries.

AGB 552 Advanced International Trade. (3) F
Advanced international practices in trading of agribusiness, technology, and resource products and services.

AGB 557 Resource Policy and Sustainability. (3) F
Considers the evolution of policy design, focusing on how resource and environmental concerns have affected agricultural development and trade policies.

AGB 558 Advanced Bioremediation. (3) S
Management and policy issues related to bioremediation of minetailing and animal waste and replacement of chemical control with biological methods. Lecture, case studies.

AGB 560 Advanced Agribusiness Management Systems. (3) N
Development and use of decision support systems for agribusiness management decision making. Prerequisite: AGB 510.

AGB 561 Agribusiness Research Methods. (3) F
The use of model building, hypothesis testing, and empirical analysis in solving agribusiness problems.

AGB 580 Advanced Agribusiness Policy. (3) F
Policy-making history, structure, and process.

AGB 581 Advanced Agribusiness Policy. (3) N
Policy-making history, structure, and process.

AGB 587 Resource Policy and Sustainability. (3) F
Considers the evolution of policy design, focusing on how resource and environmental concerns have affected agricultural development and trade policies.

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