Author: James G. Beierlein
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Managers in all areas of the agri-food system must be competent, flexible, and informed. Principles of Agribusiness Management provides the vital insights and information necessary to achieve success in a collaborative and interactive manner. The authors present the material clearly with a step-by-step approach that focuses on strategic planning and management. In conjunction with learning objectives and end-of-chapter highlights and quizzes, each chapter features two case studies that highlight the current trends and practices of agribusiness. The fifth edition includes three exciting, powerful learning tools: Discussion Starters, Strengthen Your Skills, and Start Your Business. Timely and provocative, these features facilitate in-class discussion, develop entrepreneurial skills, and explore key topics affecting the agri-food system. Globalization, leadership, competitiveness, technology, and planning are only some of the areas that are examined within the context of the changing world of agribusiness.
Author: James G. Beierlein
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 2008-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Through three successful editions, Principles of Agribusiness Management has provided a solid foundation for an entire generation of agribusiness students. The authors have refined and adapted each edition to the continually evolving world of agribusiness, and the comprehensive coverage in the fourth edition is no exception. New material on supply chains and leadership is incorporated throughout, and a new chapter has been added covering strategic planning and management. The authors maintain their classroom-tested approach, connecting each concept to their unifying theme that every managers primary objective must be to maximize long-term profits by profitably satisfying customers needs. Student learning is maximized with appealing, jargon-free language; clearly outlined learning objectives; a comprehensive glossary; and cases that apply the concepts in each chapter.
Author: Freddie L. Barnard
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Business & Economics
Today’s food and agribusiness managers operate in a rapidly changing, highly volatile, international, high technology, consumer-focused world. Agribusiness Management helps prepare students and managers for a successful career in this new world of food and fiber production and marketing. This text uses four specific approaches to help readers develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, it offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the book presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help the reader understand how a specific concept works in practice. Third, the book has a decision-making emphasis, providing contemporary tools that readers will find useful when making decisions in the contemporary business environment. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow the reader to apply the material covered in real-world situations. This fifth edition of Agribusiness Management has been updated throughout and continues to provide students and adult learners with an essential understanding of what it takes to be a successful agribusiness manager in today’s rapidly evolving, highly unpredictable marketplace.
Author: David Van Fleet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Intended for all segments of agribusiness as well as non-agribusiness organizations, AGRIBUSINESS:PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT presents the changing face of agribusiness in a format that is interesting, straightforward, and easy to understand. This comprehensive book approaches agribusiness as a technology-oriented industry composed of organizations ranging in size from small, family-owned farms or businesses to some of the largest corporations in the world. With multiple opportunities for self-review as well as vignettes, cases, and examples in each chapter, this book shows readers the real-world application of what they are learning and provides them with a solid understanding of what management is all about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Precision Agriculture (PA) is an approach to managing the variability in production agriculture in a more economic and environmentally efficient manner. It has been pioneered as a management tool in the grains industry, and while its development and uptake continues to grow amongst grain farmers worldwide, a broad range of other cropping industries have embraced the concept. This book explains general PA theory, identifies and describes essential tools and techniques, and includes practical examples from the grains industry. Readers will gain an understanding of the magnitude, spatial scale and seasonality of measurable variability in soil attributes, plant growth and environmental conditions. They will be introduced to the role of sensing systems in measuring crop, soil and environment variability, and discover how this variability may have a significant impact on crop production systems. Precision Agriculture for Grain Production Systems will empower crop and soil science students, agronomy and agricultural engineering students, as well as agronomic advisors and farmers to critically analyse the impact of observed variation in resources on crop production and management decisions.
Author: Bill Malcolm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2005-06-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Farming Game is the agricultural management text for the twenty-first century. The central theme underpinning this text is that the farm management context is most usefully and reliably managed by the application of economic ways of thinking. In this text, the practice of farm management is approached in an integrated way, leaving no significant issues about management uncovered. Finance, investment, decision analysis, management, economic thinking, growth, risk and marketing are critical and exciting domains of interest that are brought together to give the reader a thorough and comprehensive understanding of how the farming situation is best analysed and managed. The text is essential reading for those who seek to manage agricultural businesses well and for those with interest throughout agricultural supply chains who need to understand the character of farms as the core of agribusiness systems.
Norwood and Lusk provide a fresh approach to marketing and price analysis that speaks to undergraduate students. In addition to providing thorough coverage of core topics, they address exciting developments and emerging areas of research in the field. Friendly and engaging, Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis presents a comprehensive approach to agricultural price analysis, agricultural market structures, and agricultural marketing strategies. Unique to this book is the inclusion of the equilibrium displacement model and a chapter on consumer behavior and research. The Meet the Professional feature illustrates how the economic principles covered fit into the careers students will soon enter. End-of-chapter crossword puzzles and study questions assist in learning terminology and test preparation. Succinct and approachable, this text sets the stage for an enjoyable and effective learning experience.
Author: Ronald D. Kay
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Farm management
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 seventh edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.
This book outlines the human components of what makes a person, and why a farm manager acts in particular ways. The following chapters bring past and new work as well as developments and theories from other disciplines, including psychology, to provide a well-structured set of ideas for understanding managerial ability. The book consists of eight chapters. Chapter 2 contains outlines of the characteristics of a farmer that defines his modus operandi, and how these characteristics might be measured using psychometric tests. Chapter 3 looks at the relationships between the factors that define a manager. Chapter 4 reviews the possible decision criteria and processes used. Chapter 5 contains an outline of the competencies necessary for successful farm management. Chapter 6 outlines the common errors, or biases, and, therefore, highlights areas that require special attention when improving ability. Chapter 7 considers the factors that give rise to the objectives held by the farmer. Chapter 8 then reviews whether success is possible from using management improvement programmes.
"Designed to arm finance professionals with an understanding of why econometrics is necessary, this book also provides them with a working knowledge of basic econometric tools. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of economic and financial markets. New discussions are presented on Kennel Density Fitting and the analysis of treatment effects. A new summary of probability and statistics has been added. In addition, numerous new end-of-chapter questions and problems have been integrated throughout the chapters. This will help finance professionals apply basic econometric tools to modeling, estimation, inference, and forecasting through real world problems."--
For introductory courses in soils. An accessible introduction to soil science fundamentals At the forefront of soil science for over a century, Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils considers the role of soils as both a natural resource and an ecosystem, while highlighting interactions between soils and other components of natural and constructed ecosystems. With practical value for meeting today's environmental challenges, the text asserts that balancing economic growth with sustainable economies requires a deep understanding of soils. The 4th edition has been abridged to focus on fundamentals, while providing new or updated discussions on topics such as soils and human health, organic farming, and soil food-web ecology.