Length: 1 semester
Grade Level: 9-12, Adult
Agribusiness I explores the basic concepts of agribusiness. The course discusses the retail business of farm equipment, chemical, feeds and other agriculture supplies. The course explores agriculture cooperatives. Upon completion of this course, students will have the basic agribusiness skills needed to successfully complete the agribusiness II course, and explore the many career opportunities offered in agribusiness.
Overview of U.S. Agribusiness
AB101 Understanding U.S. Agriculture and Agribusiness
AB102 Understanding U.S. Ag Production Businesses
AB103 Understanding the “Inputs” in Ag Production
AB104 Providing Equipment for Farms, Ranches and Feedlots
AB105 History and Growth of Farm Equipment Companies
AB106 Providing Inputs for Crop Protection and Growth
AB107 History and Growth of Agricultural Pesticide Companies
AB108 The Growth of an Agricultural “Genetics” Industry
AB109 History and Growth of Seed and Genetics Companies
AB110 Supplying Feeds for Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Pets
AB111 Profiles of Animal Health Product Companies
AB112 The Business of Marketing Agricultural Products
AB113 Companies that Market Food from U.S. Producers
AB114 Trends To Watch in the Marketing of Food and Fiber
AB154 What Is a Cooperative Agribusiness?
AB155 Principles and Laws that Rule Cooperatives
AB156 Why Do Business with a Cooperative?
AB157 Co-op Networks Gain Purchasing Power
AB158 Co-op Networks Provide Market Clout