FBM Production Decisions

Farm Business Management  Production Decisions

Length: 1 Semester

Grade Level: 9-12, Adult

Cost: $299

Farm Business Management Production Decisions complements the Farm Business Management I course by exploring the decision-making process in production agriculture. The course explores sources for
management information including extension sources, deciding to diversify or specialize, selecting profitable crop and livestock enterprises, expansion decisions, and choosing organic vs. conventional farming practices. Upon completion of this course, the student will have gained valuable decision-making skills that, along with other Farm Business Management courses, will prepare
students for a career in production agriculture or agribusiness.

FM105 Finding Sources for Management Information
FM106 Using Cooperative Extension for Management Information
FM121 Finding Useful Weather Forecasts
FM122 Understanding Growing Degree Days
FM123 Adjusting Operations to Weather Changes
FM150 Deciding To Diversify or Specialize
FM151 Selecting a Profitable Combination of Crops
FM152 Selecting Profitable Livestock Enterprises
FM153 Deciding When To Expand an Enterprise
FM154 Deciding When To Expand a Dairy Herd
FM155 Deciding When To Buy and Finish Feeder Pigs
FM156 Deciding When To Feed More Cattle
FM157 Game Farms and Other Alternative Enterprises
FM158 Choosing Organic Vs. Conventional Farming