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SUST 154 - Farm Business Administration/Farm Tour

5 Credits

Explores commonly used small farm administration tools to create and manage a profitable small farm. The course covers practical topics such as budgeting, marketing strategy, niche crop selection, and customer relations. The culmination of the course ends with a tour of local successful small farms.


Quarters Typically Offered

Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students in the Urban Ag. Program, students outside of the program who are looking for elective credit, and members of the community enrolled through Continuing Education.
Active Date 20170530T16:33:42

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Identifying markets

Developing a viable product

Cost analysis

Book keeping

Marketing strategy development

Obtaining a business license and business loan

Hiring process and employee management

Selection and aquisition of land

Organic certification 

Business expansion

Guided farm business tours

Student Learning Outcomes
Demostrate effective interpersonal communication skills consistent with customer relations.

Accurately formulate financial documents relative to farm business.

Create an effective marketing strategy to attract and retain customers.

Accurately explain steps of the USDA organic certification process.

Accurately summarize the steps of the land purchasing process.

Create an accurate land purchasing plan.

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