Principles of Agribusiness Management

Author: James G. Beierlein
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478610793
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.

Principles of Agribusiness Management

Author: James G. Beierlein
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478608004
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.

Agribusiness Management

Author: Freddie L. Barnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317485902
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.

Agribusiness Principles of Management

Author: David Van Fleet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111544867
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Science

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.

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications

Author: L. DeVere Burton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435419667
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Genre: Science

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition is an introductory applied science textbook intended for use in high school agriculture programs. The text provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition contents includes chapters that detail the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management. Each chapter includes visual aids such as color photos, sketches, diagrams, and tables. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition, also identifies chapter objectives, evaluation materials, suggested class activities, key terms, and internet key words to guide student’s in-depth study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Farm Business Management

Author: Peter L Nuthall
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780646565
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Farming is a complex job with many unique challenges, but can also be a rich and rewarding career that is full of opportunities. Following the author's Farm Business Management series, this new textbook takes the core principles and techniques and distils them into an accessible student resource. Written by an expert with decades of teaching and research experience around the world, this book also incorporates two brand new chapters on farm accounting and computer systems and software. Providing a hands-on learning experience for students of agriculture, it will continue to be a much-used resource throughout their farming career.

Financial Management in Agriculture

Author: Peter J. Barry
Publisher:
ISBN: 013503759X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Financial Management in Agriculture develops and applies concepts, analytical methods, and descriptive information about agricultural finance. It focuses on planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. This edition includes new chapters on the distinguishing characteristics of agricultural finance and financial markets, credit risk assessment by lenders, risk management, and loan pricing and customer profitability analysis.--COVER.

US Agricultural and Food Policies

Author: Gerald D. Toland, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315459516
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Policy analysis is a dynamic process of discovery rather than a passive exercise of memorizing facts and conclusions. This text provides opportunities to "practice the craft" of policy analysis by engaging the reader in realistic case studies and problem-solving scenarios that require the selection and use of applicable investigative techniques. US Agricultural and Food Policies will assist undergraduate students to learn how policy choices impact the overall performance of agricultural and food markets. It encourages students to systematically investigate scenarios with appropriate positive and normative tools. The book emphasizes the importance of employing critical thinking skills to address the complexities associated with the design and implementation of twenty-first-century agricultural and food policies. Students are asked to suspend their personal opinions and emotions, and instead apply research methods that require the careful consideration of both facts and values. The opportunities to build these investigative skills are abundant when we consider the diversity of modern agricultural and food policy concerns. Featuring case studies and critical thinking exercises throughout and supported by a Companion Website with slides, a test bank, glossary, and web/video links, this is the ideal textbook for any agricultural policy class.

Farm Management

Author: William Edwards
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9781259218453
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Genre:

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.

Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis

Author: F. Bailey Norwood
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478637400
Release Date: 2018-04-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Selling by Objectives

Author: Tony Alessandra
Publisher: Alessandra & Assoc Incorporated
ISBN: 0962516120
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics


The Farming Game

Author: Bill Malcolm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139445065
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.

Crisis Negotiations

Author: Michael McMains
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317523000
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre:

Leading authorities on negotiations present the result of years of research, application, testing and experimentation, and practical experience. Principles and applications from numerous disciplines are combined to create a conceptual framework for the hostage negotiator. Ideas and concepts are explained so that the practicing negotiator can apply the principles outlined.

ProSelling

Author: W. Scott Downey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0978895215
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Marketing

Text book on successful selling for universities, community colleges, companies and others interested in the topic.