AGR 150 : Agricultural Economics

The goal of AGR 150 is to introduce students to agricultural management concepts and general knowledge base needed to run a small profit-oriented agribusiness in today's competitive environment. This course provides an introduction to the field of agricultural economics as well as some of the basic tools and concepts of decision making. Concepts are illustrated in terms of selected contemporary social and economic issues, including the role of agriculture in both the national and international dimensions. Topics will include the structure of U.S. agriculture, consumer food issues, world food problems, agribusiness, and rural development.