Plant Science (PLAS 131)
Learn about the biology of plants grown for food, feed, fuel, fiber and fun! Starting with natural and managed ecosystems and their interactions, the course then introduces how plants obtain and manage water and nutrients before giving a big picture view of carbon assimilation, metabolism and storage in terms of plant productivity and growth in variable environments.
Farm and Ranch Management (AECN 201)
Understand various economic principles and business management concepts needed when organizing and operating a farming/ranching operation. Topics include: production economics, record keeping systems, financial budgets and analysis, crop and livestock enterprise analysis, leasing arrangements, depreciation, farm business organizations, farm investment analysis, pasture/rangeland management, and production efficiency indicators.
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (AECN 225/MRKT 225)
Explore marketing strategies and entrepreneurship ventures throughout a food systems channel – from producers of agricultural commodities to processors of food products and the final consumer. You’ll learn about food processors, wholesaling, retailing and food service firms, and create a strategic marketing plan to introduce a new food product into a retail consumer market.
Operations in Supply Chain Management (SCMA 331)
Discover analytical management techniques for: ascertaining demand for the organization's goods and services; justifying and acquiring the necessary resources; and planning and controlling the transformation of resources into goods and services. Learn how to apply these in both large and small organizations, private and public enterprise, service, and manufacturing organizations.
Managing Behavior in Organizations (MNGT 360)
Examine the many factors that affect organizational behavior, such as employee engagement, communication and decision-making and the role they play in the management of work.
Introduction to Commodity Marketing (AECN 235/MRKT 235)
Explore how commodity markets were created, how commodities are traded from producers to final consumers, the role of transportation and storage, among other topics. It provides a broad and detailed discussion of economic theories behind markets, how they work in practice and the current state of these markets in the world.