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Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

AGEC 160    Introduction to Agribusiness and Agricultural Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

Overview of various aspects of agribusiness and agricultural economics with emphasis on entrepreneurial skills. Technical, managerial, and professional qualifications for agribusiness-related careers.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

AGEC 260    Golf Course Management    3 Hours

An introductory course on the organization and operation of a golf course business. Topics include planning, implementation and control of the physical facilities and financial aspects.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 261    Agricultural Accounting    3 Hours

Follows Farm Financial Standards Council guidelines for agricultural producers to analyze farm/ranch transactions and accounts, make journal and ledger entries, and produce farm financial statements.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGEC 360    Agricultural Economics    3 Hours

An introduction to the private and public sector of the United States economy. Identification of the resources used in agriculture. Elementary application of economic principles to resource use in agriculture. Lecture, three hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021; summer 2022; fall 2022

AGEC 361    Farm Management    3 Hours

Organizing and managing farms; factors affecting farm earnings; resource allocation; combining farm enterprises, individual farm organization and farm management problem assignments and application of the principles of business to farming are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

AGEC 362    Agricultural Marketing    3 Hours

Included are principles and methods of marketing farm products; institutions performing the various functions in marketing specific commodities; market prices; marketing costs; elementary treatment of cooperative marketing.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGEC 366    Agricultural Sales and Services    3 Hours

Exploration, investigation and application of principles and concepts of sales and service applied to agriculture. A credit and personal improvement course designed for agri-business and educators working with sales and service of agricultural inputs and products. Note: Consent of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

AGEC 391    Survey of Commodity Futures and Options    3 Hours

Introductory overview of physical commodity futures and options markets including history, function, analysis, trends, and strategies, with specific focus on agricultural and food industry applications.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 and AGRI 291

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 460    Agricultural Policy    3 Hours

Principles underlying agricultural policy; the role of agriculture in the national economy; objectives of agricultural policy and the means of reaching them; appraisal of current and proposed agricultural programs; and legislation for remedial economic action are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 461    Advanced Farm Management    3 Hours

Identification, analysis and solution of problems of farm organization and operation; how to evaluate and incorporate innovations into new or ongoing operation, case studies and field trips to situation farms in South Central Kentucky are emphasized. Note: Permission of instuctor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 361 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 463    Agriculture Finance    3 Hours

Farm finance problems, credit institutions, capital requirements, investment decisions, budgeting techniques, operation of lending agencies and alternative means of acquiring capital are studied. Note: Permission of instuctor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 361 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGEC 468    World Food Development    3 Hours

Study of world food production problems and opportunities in feeding an ever-increasing population. Assessment of world food production, poverty, government policies, multi-national businesses and cultures. Investigates methods of increasing production.

Prerequisite(s): (AGEC 160 or ECON 150 or ECON 202 or ECON 203)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

AGEC 471    Agribusiness Entrepreneurial System    3 Hours

Connecting essential concepts/components learned from various disciplines to develop entrepreneurial skills in the agriculture industry in order to create innovative agriculture-related ventures and manage them profitably. NOte: Instuctor authorization may be required. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; summer 2022

AGEC 475    Special Topics in Agriculture Economics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None