This text is developed for the first course in Farm Management, typically taken by a junior/senior level student. Designed to introduce students to the key concepts on how to effectively manage a farm business, the eighth edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.
Author: John Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Through successive editions, Management and Welfare of Farm Animals has gained international recognition as a classic introductory textbook for students of agriculture and veterinary science. Conceived by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), the book has always sought to promote the humane treatment of livestock within the practical business context of modern farming. Now fully revised and updated, this fifth edition remains the most comprehensive and accessible guide available. Three animal groups appear here for the first time (game birds, South American camelids, and ostriches), and a chapter on horses has also been restored. Throughout, the book offers clear advice for the humane management of all major farmed species in the primary context of large-scale food production. However, this edition also takes full account of consumer demand (and legal requirements) for alternative farming methods and enhanced welfare standards, whether in conventional agriculture or the smallest of 'hobby' farms. Brand new chapters reflect fresh understanding of welfare science, ethics, and the role of society in ensuring the best possible farm conditions. It remains an indispensable resource for students, and for all those seeking to promote animal welfare. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell – UFAW Animal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available in the UFAW series, please visit www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.
The interval between the first and second editions of this book have witnessed significant changes for the food producers of the EEC. They have moved from a period of increasing production to an era of food surpluses and statutory reductions in production. This overall change in the fortunes of agriculture have greatly increased the need for sound business management. This book has been substantially updated to include all the current factors that have to be taken into consideration by farmers, as well as still providing a basic introduction to the study of farm management for students. It should prove invaluable reading to those running farms, whether experienced or inexperienced.
Author: A.A. Rane & A.C. Deorukhkar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Release Date: 2007
The First Edition Of Book Economics Of Agriculture Was Well Accepted By Students And Teachers Of Agricultural Economics Throughout The Country And Abroad. Teachers And Students Have Been Demanding Revised Edition Of The Book Since Long. Therefore, Efforts Have Been Made To Revise And Enlarge The First Edition.Topics Relating To Recent Developments In Rural Finance And Other Branches Of Agricultural Economics Have Been Included In This Second Edition. New Topics Like Agricultural Business Management (Abm) Have Been Included In The Syllabi Of B.Sc. (Agri.) As Well As In New Colleges Of Agricultural Marketing And Business Management Which Have Been Started In Maharashtra And In Other States Recently. These Colleges Offer Graduate And Postgraduate Courses In Agricultural Economics And In Agricultural Business Management. Therefore, A New Chapter, Covering The Latest Inclusions, Has Been Added In This Revised Edition. Similarly, Questions And Answers On Various Branches Of Agricultural Economics Alongwith Questions Of Asrb/Net Have Been Included In This Book.This Book Will Be Useful To The Students Of B.A., B.Sc. (Agri.), B.Sc. (Abm), B.Tech. (Agril. Engineering), M.A., M.Com., M.Sc. (Agril. Economics), M.Sc. (Abm), Ph.D. (Agril. Economics) And Ph.D. (Economics). This Book Will Also Cater To The Needs Of Those Who Are Preparing For Various Competitive Examinations. The Teachers Of Agricultural Economics/Economics/Agri-Business Management Will Also Find It Immensely Useful.
Chapter 1: Characteristics of agriculture. Chapter 2: managerial science in agricultural enterprises. Chapter 3: basic principles of economic analysis in the agricultural enterprise. Chapter 4: methods of obtaining information for analysis and planning of the agricultural enterprise. Chapter 5: standards of measurement for analyzing the agriculturalenterprise. Chapter 6: procedures for analyzing and planning the agricultural enterprise. Chapter 7: Farm management analysis in an integraleconomic development program. Chapter 8: using data on the agricultural enterprise as a guide for future planning. Chapter 9: indices or coefficients for analyzing alternative production lines. Chapter 10: evaluation alternate plans by means of comparative budgets.
Author: Allen V. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding the scientific basis for organic farming and the technology required to achieve adequate yields through plant nutrition and protection. It provides the tools necessary to dispel hampering myths about organic farming so farmers – regardless of their experience – can strengthen their own growing practices. Emphasizes Foundations of Organic Farming – Composting, Cover Crops, & Farm Manures Addressing relevant issues and concepts along with practical applications, chapters cover soil fertility and plant nutrition; individual plant requirements; liming; farm manures, green manures, and composts; mulching and tillage; and weed, insect, and disease control, as well as companion planting and storage. The text also includes more than 50 illustrations and a glossary with common technical and scientific terms used in conventional and organic agriculture. This valuable reference is ideal for farmers, agricultural advisers, and soil and plant scientists – in both academia and industry.
Author: Michael Boehlje
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Release Date: 1984-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics
A comprehensive introductory textbook for courses in farm management, with additional treatment of advanced topics for all agricultural economics and agribusiness majors. Develops the management concepts of planning, implementation, and control in the three important areas of farm management--production, marketing, and finance. Integrated with practical illustrations and computational procedures.
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems