Courses in Farm Business Management

Directed Study - Decision Making

FBMA 2130     2.00 Credits
This course will examine the individual, family and farm business decision making process with emphasis on upgrading and improving decision making resources, tools and skills. Particularly, this course will lead the student to critically analyze information, applications and implications of decision making as it relates to their own situation. Students will evaluate their own decision making process. (Prerequisites: Diploma from 1-6 Farm Business Management Curriculum)

Directed Study - Communications

FBMA 2131     2.00 Credits
This course will assist the student in further acquiring & developing a higher level of communication skills. Students will review and evaluate various communication methods and techniques in dealing with and relating to individuals in both the public & private sector. Students will use this information in formulating an effective communication method and style. Additional course content may include student initiated or group activities. (Prerequisites: Diploma from 1-6 Farm Business Management Curriculum)

Directed Studies in Modern Agricultural Technology

FBMA 2132     2.00 Credits
This course will deal with experiencing modern agricultural technological changes and determining if they fit into an individual's farming operation. (Prerequisities: None)

Directed Studies in Farm Business and/or Family Transition

FBMA 2133     2.00 Credits
This course provides the opportunity for the student to study the many aspects of farm business and/or family transition which occur in the typical farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Directed Study - Personnel Management

FBMA 2134     2.00 Credits
This course will organize skills for effective management of farm employees and agribusiness personnel through development of handbooks, compensation/incentive packages, individual expectations/evaluations, and team meetings. (Prerequisities: None)

Directed Study - Enterprise Alternatives

FBMA 2135     2.00 Credits
This course will assist those students wanting to make changes in their farm business through enterprise expansion, addition or enhancement. The course will develop a set of procedures for exploring and evaluating alternative choices. (Prerequisites: None)

Current Issues in Farm Business Management

FBMA 2200     1 - 5 Credits
This course is designed to assist students further develop their skills in business management by providing an opportunity to investigate and apply tools that may be effective in reducing potential risk, performing strategic planning, and revising business plans in their farm business operations. Emphasis is placed on the research of business management alternatives to meet their business and personal needs. As a current issues course, this course may be repeated as desired. Students may enroll in a range of one to five credits during each enrollment, depending on their individual needs. (Prerequisites: None, but recommended in sequence with FBMA2201-Directed Studies-Current Issues in Farm Business Management)

Directed Study-Current Issues in Farm Business Management

FBMA 2201     1 - 5 Credits
This course is designed to assist students further develop their skills in business management by providing an opportunity for students to maintain the financial and enterprise data base, and to generate financial statements, business analyses, and financial projections required for risk management planning, strategic management planning, farm business plan development, commodity market planning, and tax management planning. Emphasis is placed on the development and maintenance of farm business data, reports, and plans. As a current issues course, this course may be repeated as desired. Students may enroll in a range of one to five credits during each enrollment, depending on their individual needs. (Prerequisites: None, but recommended in sequence with FBMA2200-Current Issues in Farm Business Management)

Fundamentals of Financial Management as it Relates to Risk Management

FBMA 2930     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is intended to have the student enhance their decision-making skills relating to business risk management. This course will have the student further investigate tools available to their business that would be effective in reducing potential risk for their operation. Emphasis will be placed on having the student research risk management options that will meet their business, family, and personal needs. (Prerequisites: None)

Applied Financial Management as it Relates to Risk Management

FBMA 2931     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is intended to have the student apply concepts in financial management that can be used in the development of a business risk management program. The student is to implement risk management tools that will assist in meeting their business, family, and personal needs. (Prerequisites: None)

Fundamentals of Financial Management/Strategic Planning Emphasis

FBMA 2932     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will enable students to identify the elements necessary to evaluate and create a strategic plan for the business Determining uses for the plan today and tomorrow and developing a plan to locate those team members necessary for strategic plan creation. (Prerequisites: None)

Applied Financial Management/Strategic Planning Emphasis

FBMA 2933     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will provide practical application of strategic planning skills. Application skills will be practiced upon and applied to the student's business and business plan. (Prerequisites: None)

Fundamentals of Financial Mgmt/Business Plan Emphasis

FBMA 2934     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will provide practical application of the business plan. Application skills will be practiced and applied as the student's business plan is prepared and implemented. (Prerequisites: None)

Applications in Financial Management/Business Plans

FBMA 2935     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will provide the necessary instruction to put together and implement a business plan for the farm business.