Agribusiness Fundamentals and Applications / Edition 2

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Agribusiness: Fundamentals and Applications, second edition, discusses the broad spectrum of the agribusiness world. Several chapters focus on the agricultural input sector, which are the supplies and services needed by ranchers, farmers, and or other production agriculturists. Some examples include the feed, seed, fertilizer, chemical, and farm machinery agribusinesses. Once basic production economics and farm management are discussed, several more chapters cover the agribusiness output sectors that include agribusinesses, which move food and fiber from the farms and ranches to the consumer. The fundamentals and applications of agribusiness are detailed showing how products go from their source to the consumer highlighting the many steps in this process. Basic principles of commodity marketing, international agriculture marketing and food and fiber processing channels are some of the topics explored in detail. Basic agricultural economic principles are discussed to assist the user to better manage an agribusiness. This book not only discusses employment opportunities, but also explains how to start-up, run and manage your own agribusiness.
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The text is well organized, objectives are laid out in a manner that is easy for students to follow, and the graphs and illustrations help illustrate points judiciously, rather than just as filler. Information is relevant and the writing is at an appropriate level.

The material is well written and presented to the reader. I like the word list for each chapter, the end of the chapter activities, and the chapter organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418032319
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cliff Ricketts holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Masters of Education (Administration and Supervision) from the University of Tennessee. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Teacher Education from Ohio State University. The winner of several prestigious awards (including AGR Agricultural Teacher of the Year and FFA Blue & Gold Award), Dr. Ricketts has taught a wide variety of Agricultural Education and Teaching Methods courses over his fifteen-year career. He is currently a Professor of Agricultural Education in the Department of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Kristina G. Ricketts was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Upon graduating from high school, she pursued and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Continuing in the academic line, she moved to Gainesville, Florida and received a Master's degree in 2003, and a Ph.D. in 2005- both from the University of Florida, within the field of agricultural leadership, collaborative leadership and youth leadership development. She is presently an Assistant Professor within the Department of Agricultural Extension Education at the University of Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction to Agribusiness Chapter 1: Agriculture and Agribusiness Chapter 2: Agricultural Economics and the American Economy Chapter 3: The Size and Importance of Agribusiness Chapter 4: Emerging Agribusiness Technologies Unit II: Starting and Running an Agribusiness Chapter 5: Planning and Organizing an Agribusiness Chapter 6: Types of Agribusiness Chapter 7: Personal Financial Management Chapter 8: Agribusiness Record Keeping and Accounting Chapter 9: Human Resource Management Chapter 10: Farm Management Unit III: The Agribusiness Input Sector Chapter 11: The Agribusiness Input Sector Chapter 12: Agricultural Policy Chapter 13: Agribusiness Input Services: Credit Unit IV: The Agribusiness Output (Marketing) Sector Chapter 14: Basic Principles of Agrimarketing Chapter 15: Commodity (Futures) Marketing Chapter 16: International Agriculture Marketing Chapter 17: Agrimarketing Channels Unit V: Agricultural Economics Chapter 18: Production Economics Chapter 19: Economic Activity and Analysis Appendix Glossary Index
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