Agricultural & Consumer Economics: Farm Management, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Farm Management Concentration

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Students in Farm Management study the principles of economics, finance, risk and the decision-making process - all central to the successful management of a farm enterprise. Students develop skills to combine and manage land, labor, and capital resources for a competitive return. Also, students may learn how to appraise farmland and other assets. Farm (and other asset) appraisal is a growing part of professional farm management and can be pursued as a profession in itself.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Farm Management Concentration

Prescribed Core Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Requirement to be satisfied in the first year
RHET 105
CMN 101
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent (see College Composition I requirement)
Advanced Composition
Students are encouraged to complete this requirement prior to the seventh semester.
Select from campus-approved Advanced Composition list3-4
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of:7-8
Finite Mathematics
Calculus II
Select one of:
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II6
Applied Statistical Methods and Data Analytics I
Applied Statistical Methods & Data Analytics 2
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus-approved Humanities & the Arts list6
Natural Sciences and Technology
Select from campus-approved Natural Sciences & Technology list6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select from campus-approved Social & Behavioral Sciences list6
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
ACES Prescribed
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES (for first year students only)2
Department Requirements
Minimum Hours in the College of ACES of which 20 must be in the Department of ACE35
Minimum of two 400-level courses in ACE 6
ACE 100Introduction to Applied Microeconomics4
ACE 161Microcomputer Applications3
or CS 105 Intro Computing: Non-Tech
ACE 300Intermediate Applied Microeconomics3
ACE 341Issues&Careers in Applied Econ1 or 2
ACCY 201Accounting and Accountancy I3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
At least 3 hours of credit for study abroad or one international course selected from:3-4
Global Agribusiness Management
International Business Immersion
Agriculture in Intl Dev
The Latin American Economies
Econ Dev of Tropical Africa
International Trade in Food and Agriculture
Required Concentration15-27
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for the concentration listed below.
Total Hours126
Required for the Farm Management Concentration in Addition to Department Requirements
ACE 222Agricultural Marketing3
ACE 231Food and Agribusiness Mgt3
ACE 232Farm Management3
ACE 345Finan Decision Indiv Sm Bus3
ACE 360Spreadsheet Models and Applications2
ACE 428Commodity Futures and Options3
ACE 432Advanced Farm Management3
ACE 444Financial Services & Investing Planning3
Total Hours23