This Agricultural Business Management degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Agricultural Business Management through the study of sales and service, marketing, accounting and computer applications. Students will acquire skills in sales and service, marketing, accounting and computer applications, data evaluation, farm management and accounting. As a whole, the Agricultural Business Management Department emphasizes networking and business application by giving students the opportunity to connect with industry people through field trips and guest speakers.
Agricultural Business Management Faculty Contact
Shannan Cooper | (559) 688-3118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulare Center Building B: 106 | Tulare Campus
Agriculture Division Chair
Kim Pitigliano | (559) 688-3117 | email@example.com
Tulare Center Building B: 104 | Tulare Campus
Provost - Tulare College Center, Dean of Agriculture
C. Louann Waldner, Ph.D. | (559) 688-3050 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulare Center Building A: 109 | Tulare Campus
For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES
AGMT 001 Agriculture Economics
Introductory course focusing on microeconomic principles of resource allocation, production, cost and market price equilibrium with primary application to farms and agribusinesses. Examination of different market structures and their economic effect on agricultural products and resources. Methods of selecting optimal levels of agricultural production. (C-ID AG-AB124)
AGMT 005 Agriculture Managerial Accounting
Application and analysis of accounting information for farm and agribusiness management; integration of economic, and financial principles in preparing business plans; equipment cost control and crop enterprise accounting methods; capital investment and profit performance; introduction to computerized farm accounting systems.
AGMT 006 Agriculture Sector Analysis
Aggregate analysis of agricultural economics. Topics include domestic and international forces affecting all parts of the agricultural supply chain, fiscal and monetary policy, trade, agricultural credit, price support, food programs, debt accumulation, agribusiness asset values and income levels.
AGMT 102 Ag Sales and Marketing
This course involves the study of principles and practices of the selling process including selling strategies, approaches, why and how people buy, prospecting, territory management, and customer service. Students will also learn self-management, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary in developing managerial abilities, leadership qualities, and facilitating teamwork within the agribusiness sector. (C-ID AG-AB112)
AGMT 103 Introduction to Agriculture Business
This course provides a basic understanding of the business and economics of the agricultural industry. Students will get an introduction to the economic aspects of agriculture and their implications to the agricultural producer, consumer and the food system. Students will also learn management principles and the decision-making process utilized in the day to day operation of an agricultural enterprise. (C-ID AG-AB104)
AGMT 104 Agriculture Accounting
The study of the principles of financial accounting for the agriculture industry. Introduction to recording financial business activities, financial statement preparation and analysis of financial information applied to agricultural business. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions for an agriculture business. (C-ID AG-AB128)
AGMT 108 Ag Business Computer Applications
This course will cover computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness applications. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation managers will be covered. Students will also learn to access information through the Internet, telecommunications, an introduction to web page design and other software appropriate to agribusiness. Students will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects, developing computer-based solutions for agriculture business. (C-ID AG-AB108)
AGMT 201 Introduction to Food Safety Management
Introduction to management principles of food safety, including the importance of Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices. Identification of potential food safety hazards, sources of contamination, and the U.S. regulatory agencies that enforce the food safety standards. Introduction to the HACCP approach to food safety.
Agricultural Business Management
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.B.A., California State University, Fresno