ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Agribusiness (AGB)

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

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

AGB 161 Computer Applications for Agribusiness Industries. (3)
spring
Uses and integrates word processing, spreadsheets, and databases as tools for managing an agribusiness firm. Lecture, lab.
General Studies: CS

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

AGB 191 First-Year Seminar. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

AGB 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

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

AGB 250 World Food Dynamics. (3)
spring
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)
spring
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)
fall
Identifies and analysizes methods, problems, and future of international agribusiness operations. Emphasizes special problems associated with international agribusiness systems.
General Studies: G

AGB 266 Golf Course Irrigation. (3)
fall and spring
Design, management, and maintenance of golf course irrigation systems. Lecture, lab.

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

AGB 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

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

AGB 320 Agribusiness Marketing I. (3)
fall and spring
Examines marketing strategy, focusing on the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place) in a dynamic socioeconomic environment. Prerequisites: ACC 230, 240; AGB 360; ECN 112.

AGB 321 Agribusiness Marketing II. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the food marketing system with emphasis on the marketing institutions, arrangements, and methods for basic commodities. Prerequisites: ACC 230, 240; AGB 360; ECN 112.

AGB 330 Agribusiness Accounting. (3)
fall
Introduces managerial accounting for agribusiness using computerized accounting systems.

AGB 332 Agribusiness Finance I. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces concepts in agribusiness financial management: time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. Prerequisites: ECN 111 and 112 (or their equivalents); introductory accounting.

AGB 333 Agribusiness Finance II. (3)
spring
Introduces financial markets and institutions. Interest rate determination, money and banking, equity markets, farm credit system, vendor financing. Prerequisites: ECN 111 and 112 (or their equivalents); introductory accounting.

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

AGB 340 Food Processing. (3)
fall
Introduces processed food quality assurance, statistical sampling, and inspection procedures. Prerequisite: AGB 364.

AGB 341 Food Analysis. (3)
not regularly offered
Processing control and scientific instrumentation used in food quality assurance laboratories. Prerequisites: AGB 364; CHM 101.

AGB 351 Management Science. (3)
fall
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.
General Studies: CS

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

AGB 360 Agribusiness Statistics. (3)
fall and spring
Statistical methods with applications in agribusiness and resource management. Lecture, computer lab. Prerequisite: college algebra.
General Studies: CS

AGB 364 Agribusiness Technologies I. (3)
fall
Examines methods of managing diverse crop and livestock enterprises with emphasis on growth, development, marketing, and loss prevention. Prerequisite: BIO 100.

AGB 365 Agribusiness Technologies II. (3)
fall
Biotechnology and other methods used in the production, processing, and distribution of food. Prerequisite: BIO 100.

AGB 366 Golf Turf Management. (2)
fall and spring
Selection, establishment, and maintenance of turf grasses bred specifically for golf greens, fairways, and roughs. Lecture, lab.

AGB 367 Golf Course Landscape Plants and Design. (3)
fall and spring
Identification, culture, and use of plants in a golf course setting. Cross-listed as PLB 363. Credit is allowed for only AGB 367 or PLB 363. Fee.

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

AGB 371 Animal Genetics. (3)
fall
Principles of animal genetics, including heritable traits, chromosomal aberrations, population genetics, molecular genetics, and gene regulation. Prerequisites: BIO 187, 188.

AGB 380 Applied Microeconomics. (3)
fall and spring
Emphasizes application of the theory of the firm, theory of exchange, and consumer theory.

AGB 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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

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

AGB 414 Agribusiness Analysis. (3)
fall and spring
Analysis of agribusiness firm decisions in the ecological, economic, social, and political environments. Special emphasis on ethical issues surrounding food production and consumption.
General Studies: L

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

AGB 422 Consumer Behavior. (3)
fall
Applies behavioral concepts in analyzing consumer food purchases and their implications for marketing strategies. Prerequisite: completion of Agribusiness core (or its equivalent).

AGB 424 Sales and Merchandising in Agribusiness. (3)
summer
Principles and techniques of selling and merchandising in the agricultural and food industries.

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

AGB 429 Marketing Research. (3)
fall
Examines the marketing research process and its role in facilitating agribusiness decisions. Emphasizes problem identification, survey design, and data analysis. Prerequisite: completion of Agribusiness core (or its equivalent).

AGB 431 Intermediate Agribusiness Financial Management. (3)
spring
Comprehensive treatment of topics in financial management of agribusiness: capital structure, dividend policy, asset valuation, mergers and acquisitions, risk management. Prerequisites: AGB 332, 333.

AGB 433 Intermediate Agribusiness Financial Markets. (3)
spring
Role and function of agribusiness in U.S. financial system. Topics include rural banking, farm credit system, monetary policy, and federal reserve. Prerequisite: completion of Agribusiness core (or its equivalent).

AGB 434 Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance. (3)
fall
Strategies to manage agricultural price and business risk: derivatives, insurance, self-insurance, and public policy. Prerequisite: completion of Agribusiness core (or its equivalent).

AGB 436 Entrepreneurship and Financial Management of E-commerce. (3)
fall
Uses lectures, case studies, and business plans to highlight challenges of starting and running a small business. Lecture, seminar, case studies, computer labs.

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

AGB 441 Food Chemistry. (3)
spring
Biochemical and chemical interactions that occur in raw and processed foods. Prerequisites: CHM 115, 231.

AGB 442 Food and Industrial Microbiology. (4)
not regularly offered
Food- and industrial-related microorganisms; deterioration and preservation of industrial commodities. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: a course in microbiology with lecture and lab.

AGB 443 Food and Industrial Fermentations. (3)
spring
Management, manipulation, and metabolic activities of industrial microbial cultures and their processes. Prerequisite: AGB 442 or instructor approval.

AGB 445 Food Retailing. (3)
fall
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)
fall
Transition of developing countries from subsistence to modern agriculture. Emphasis placed on implications for U.S. agribusiness working abroad.
General Studies: G

AGB 452 International Agricultural Policy. (3)
fall
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)
spring
International practices in trading of agribusiness, technology, and resource products and services.

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

AGB 456 World Agricultural Resources. (3)
fall
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)
fall
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)
spring
Technical-regulatory and policy issues emanating from minetailing and animal waste. Lecture, case studies.

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

AGB 463 Electronic Commerce Applications. (3)
fall
Overview of electronic commerce technology with introduction to basics of design, control, operation, organization, and emerging issues. Pre- or corequisite: AGB 460 (or its equivalent).

AGB 466 Integrated Pest Control. (2)
fall and spring
Management of pests affecting golf turf and landscape plants. Structural Pest Control Board sprayer certification preparation offered during the semester. Lecture, lab.

AGB 470 Comparative Nutrition. (3)
not regularly offered
Effects of nutrition on animal systems and metabolic functions. Prerequisite: CHM 231.

AGB 471 Diseases of Domestic Animals. (3)
spring
Discusses animal welfare, mechanisms of disease development, causes and classification of diseases, disease resistance, and common zoonoses. Prerequisite: BIO 188.

AGB 473 Animal Physiology I. (3)
not regularly offered
Control and function of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems of domestic animals. Prerequisites: BIO 188; CHM 113.

AGB 479 Veterinary Practices. (3)
fall and spring
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)
spring
Development and implementation of government food, drug, pesticide, and farm policies and regulations that affect the management of agribusiness.

AGB 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
fall and spring

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

AGB 492 Honors Directed Study. (1 – 6)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Recent Advances in Food Sciences. (1)

AGB 493 Honors Thesis. (1 – 6)
not regularly offered

AGB 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

AGB 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
not regularly offered

AGB 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

AGB 500 Research Methods. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 501 Master’s Thesis Preparation. (1)
fall and spring
Step-by-step guidelines to major elements of a master’s thesis along with practical guidelines for conducting research.

AGB 511 Advanced Agribusiness Management. (3)
spring
Analyzes organization behavior, change, and resource requirements within agribusiness systems.

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

AGB 513 Advanced Cooperatives. (3)
fall
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)
spring
Vertical integration and differentiation in food and agricultural industries. Prerequisite: AGB 528.

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

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

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

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

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

AGB 536 Small Business Finance, Entrepreneurship, and E-commerce. (3)
fall
Uses lectures, case studies, and business plans to highlight challenges of starting and running a small business. Lecture, seminar, case studies, computer labs.

AGB 540 Advanced Food Science. (3)
not regularly offered
Chemical and physical nature of processed foods. Emphasizes food product development.

AGB 550 International Agricultural Development. (3)
fall
Transition of developing countries from subsistence to modern agriculture. Emphasis placed on implications for U.S. agribusiness working abroad.

AGB 551 Agribusiness in Developing Countries. (3)
spring
Factors influencing successful development of agribusiness enterprises in developing countries, including poverty, access to capital and technology, and trade opportunities.

AGB 552 International Agricultural Policy. (3)
fall
Uses international trade theory to analyze the effects of government policies, trade agreements, and exchange rates on agribusiness.

AGB 554 Advanced International Trade. (3)
fall
Advanced international practices in trading of agribusiness, technology, and resource products and services.

AGB 557 Resource Policy and Sustainability. (3)
fall
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)
spring
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)
not regularly offered
Development and use of decision support systems for agribusiness management decision making.

AGB 561 Agribusiness Research Methods. (3)
fall
Uses model building, hypothesis testing, and empirical analysis in solving agribusiness problems.

AGB 570 Managerial Economics for Agribusiness. (3)
fall
Concepts in micro- and macroeconomics applied to agribusiness management environments: price formation, market structure, information economics, fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisites: introductory micro- and macroeconomics.

AGB 580 Practicum. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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

AGB 583 Field Work. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 584 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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

AGB 590 Reading and Conference. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 592 Research. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 594 Conference and Workshop. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 595 Continuing Registration. (1)
not regularly offered

AGB 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

AGB 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 600 Research Methods. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

AGB 690 Reading and Conference. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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