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Agricultural Systems Management B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 56 to 63
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
This program combines students' interests in machinery, technology, and crop and livestock production with superior people skills, creative thinking, and problem solving to build a career in the agricultural and food production industry. Agricultural systems management graduates are well versed in agricultural foundations and have working knowledge of economic systems with a well-developed sense of professionalism. Companies are looking for multi-talented people who are confident around computers, machines, and business plans. The agricultural systems management program offers three areas of emphasis to provide a unique portfolio of technical and business skills that gives graduates an edge in the job market. Program outcomes: graduates will: be well versed in agricultural foundations, be technically proficient and knowledgeable in agricultural technologies, have working knowledge of economic systems and financial management, possess speaking, listening, and writing communication skills, and have a well-developed sense of professionalism.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Agricultural Systems Management Program Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 32 credits
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
ASM 1021 - Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management (3.0 cr)
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety (4.0 cr)
ASM 2053 - Electricity, Controls, and Sensors in Agriculture (3.0 cr)
ASM 3002 - Agricultural Mobile Power Systems (3.0 cr)
GNAG 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
GNAG 3900 - Internship (0.5-3.0 cr)
GNAG 3901 - Post Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
GNAG 4652 - Senior Seminar (1.0 cr)
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
or ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems (3.0 cr)
or ASM 3005 - Facilities Planning and Selection (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
COMM 2334 - Communication Topics (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3431 - Persuasion (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits are required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirement
Required courses - 3 credits of any CA courses
CA 1xxx
or CA 2xxx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Bio-Fuels and Renewable Energy Technology
This emphasis focuses on the development, economics, and processes in bio-fuels and renewable energy technology. Energy conservation and efficiencies are vital parts to sustainable energy systems. World demand for energy is driving the need for sustainable energy systems.
Bio-Fuels/Renewable Energy Systems Requirements
Required courses - 30 credits
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology (3.0 cr)
ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems (3.0 cr)
CA 1060 - Database Applications (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
NATR 1226 - Environmental Science and Sustainability [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Management Electives
Students should take 6 credits of agriculture/management electives.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Farm and Ranch Management
This emphasis focuses on a blend of business and production management. The program's goal is to provide a solid foundation to allow the graduate to be competitive and succeed in the changing world of modern agriculture.
Farm and Ranch Operation Requirements
Required courses - 25 to 26 credits
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3540 - Farm Business Management (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)
AGEC 4740 - Grain and Livestock Marketing (3.0 cr)
ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science (4.0 cr)
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes (3.0 cr)
or ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
ANSC 2104 - Feeds and Feeding (4.0 cr)
or ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Management Electives
Students should take 9 to 10 credits of agriculture/management electives.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Power and Machinery
New technology and labor-saving innovations in machinery, engines, and equipment drive a multi-billion dollar global business. Excellent careers exist in servicing, testing, and sales and marketing of new products for agricultural, industrial, and consumer applications.
Power and Machinery Requirements
Required courses - 24 credits
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3050 - Economics for AgriBusiness Management (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management (3.0 cr)
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
CA 1060 - Database Applications (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
Chose one of the following:
ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes (3.0 cr)
or ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
Agriculture/Management Electives
Students should take 11 credits of agriculture/management electives.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Precision Agriculture
Work in the field or in an office to help others improve agriculture production practices (chemical application, planting, pest management) by using satellites, geographical information systems (GIS), and precision data analysis. Field data collection, analysis, and application are keys to improving agricultural production management practices and implementing efficiencies.
Precision Agriculture Requirements
Required courses - 31 credits
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling (3.0 cr)
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals (3.0 cr)
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management (3.0 cr)
ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
ASM 3511 - Yield Monitoring and Data Interpretation (1.0 cr)
ASM 3512 - Remote Sensing Applications in Precision Agriculture (1.0 cr)
CA 1060 - Database Applications (3.0 cr)
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (4.0 cr)
Agriculture/Management Electives
Students should take 4 credits of agriculture/management electives.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to satisfy the 120 credit graduation requirement.
 
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AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and cultural practices used in growing certain row crops, small grains, oil crops, and specialty crops.
ASM 1021 - Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of agricultural mechanization systems (engines, machinery, structures, processes).
ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.
ASM 2053 - Electricity, Controls, and Sensors in Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theory and practical application of electricity and electrical controls in agriculture. Selection/maintenance of electrical motors, heating/light/control devices, and sensors.
ASM 3002 - Agricultural Mobile Power Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selecting, testing, maintaining power units for drawbar, PTO, hydraulic applications. Spark/compression ignition systems, drive trains, DC electrical systems, air conditioning systems.
GNAG 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Expectations/responsibilities of internships. Preparing for a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed 3900. Discussions between students, staff, and invited guests.
GNAG 3900 - Internship
Credits: 0.5 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience in agricultural business, governmental agency. Report/consultation with faculty advisor/employer. prereq: 3899, [soph or sr]
GNAG 3901 - Post Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Student who have recently completed internships prepare/deliver a PowerPoint presentation of experience/knowledge gained. Discussions between post/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: GnAg 3900
GNAG 4652 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of current literature. Preparation/delivery of special topics. Preparation of abstracts, papers, and visual aids. Evaluation of seminars. Use of library and other resources, including computer information search. Use of new technology. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
ENTR 2200 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Entrepreneurship/economy. Traits/skills of entrepreneurs, opportunities in entrepreneurship, legal forms of business establishment, self-analysis/fitness for entrepreneurship.
ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Effects of environment on animal production. Principles of environmental control. Planning open, partial, and total environmentally controlled systems for livestock. Functional, economic, and environmental considerations. Feed handling systems, waste management alternatives. prereq: 1205 or 1206, Math 1031, or instructor consent
ASM 3005 - Facilities Planning and Selection
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00905 - ASM 3005/BM 3005
Prerequisites: 1034, Math 1031
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Planning facility design. Selecting materials/equipment used in manufacturing and production operations. prereq: 1034, Math 1031
COMM 2334 - Communication Topics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Applying writing process to professional communication situations. Dissemination products containing text/visuals meeting professional community standards. prereq: COMP 1013
COMM 3431 - Persuasion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Persuasion in interpersonal, organizational, intra-/inter-cultural relationships. Contemporary persuasion with historical segments. Argumentative claims, how to analyze/respond coherently to them. prereq: SPCH 1101
COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developing proficiency in communication/presentation skills in business contexts. Preparing, selecting, organizing, designing, and delivering oral messages in business situations. Meeting/group facilitation, interviewing, and professional presentations. prereq: COMP 1013, SPCH 1101
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Comp 1011, 1013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011, 1013
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, behavior of gases, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process, nuclear processes, introduction to organic and biochemistry. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of technical and agricultural knowledge in agricultural sales. Need-satisfaction approach to selling. Planning and conducting informational meetings, exhibiting at farm and trade shows, importance of service and timeliness in agribusiness, and practice in making agrisales presentations.
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of investment strategies and financing policies for farm and agribusiness firms. Liquidity, solvency, profitability. Financial documents, legal aspects of credit, financial intermediaries serving agriculture, property valuation, estate planning. prereq: 3540
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical development of bio-fuels industry. Chemical/mechanical processes of production in ethanol, bio-diesel, and methane fuels. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of solar, wind, and geo-thermal industries. Mechanical processes of design/utilization of these renewable energy sources. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
CA 1060 - Database Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques for designing, developing, prototyping, creating, querying, reporting, and maintaining databases with MS Access.
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
NATR 1226 - Environmental Science and Sustainability (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interdisciplinary course. Applying ecological principles to social systems. Food/fiber production. Economic considerations of land use and rural communities. Pollution, global warming, energy production, biodiversity.
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. prereq: Jr or Sr status
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Applied course in record keeping. Use of computerized system to record business transactions; manage agricultural inventories, receivables, payables, and payroll; and generate coordinated financial statements.
AGEC 3540 - Farm Business Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of farm accounting. Financial/income statements, cash flow statements, depreciation methods, farm income tax, enterprise analysis, farm management decision making, budgeting/planning, computer analysis of farm business. prereq: 2310 or Acct 2102
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of investment strategies and financing policies for farm and agribusiness firms. Liquidity, solvency, profitability. Financial documents, legal aspects of credit, financial intermediaries serving agriculture, property valuation, estate planning. prereq: 3540
AGEC 4740 - Grain and Livestock Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students develop commodity marketing plan for grain or livestock farming operations. Topics include cash markets, grid pricing, grade premiums/discounts, contracting, crop/livestock insurance, and futures/options.
ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of the meat animal, dairy, and equine industries. Emphasis on general management principles, health care, breeding, behavior, feeding, and care of dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, and swine.
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mechanical principles. Application of field machinery/power units to varying crop, soil, climatic conditions. Farm management decisions. Introduction to precision agriculture.
ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Arc/gas welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals. TIG/MIG welding. Designs for welding, economics, cost estimating. Project design/construction. Basic metal machining.
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
ANSC 2104 - Feeds and Feeding
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification and use of feed grains, forages, supplemental feeds, and additives. Bushel weights, price, and cost per unit calculations. Moisture content calculations. Factors influencing feed quality, feed value, price, and storage. Digestion, ration formulation, and feed processing methods. prereq: 1004, high school chem or Chem 1001
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of technical and agricultural knowledge in agricultural sales. Need-satisfaction approach to selling. Planning and conducting informational meetings, exhibiting at farm and trade shows, importance of service and timeliness in agribusiness, and practice in making agrisales presentations.
AGEC 3050 - Economics for AgriBusiness Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Gathering, organizing, assimilating, applying information applicable to current economic environment. Behavior of individual consumers, resource owners, business firms, market operation in a free enterprise economy. Applying basic economic principles that govern profit. Elements and effects of government policy. Real-world forecasting and planning. prereq: Econ 2101 or instructor consent
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of investment strategies and financing policies for farm and agribusiness firms. Liquidity, solvency, profitability. Financial documents, legal aspects of credit, financial intermediaries serving agriculture, property valuation, estate planning. prereq: 3540
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mechanical principles. Application of field machinery/power units to varying crop, soil, climatic conditions. Farm management decisions. Introduction to precision agriculture.
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
CA 1060 - Database Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques for designing, developing, prototyping, creating, querying, reporting, and maintaining databases with MS Access.
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Arc/gas welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals. TIG/MIG welding. Designs for welding, economics, cost estimating. Project design/construction. Basic metal machining.
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Applied course in record keeping. Use of computerized system to record business transactions; manage agricultural inventories, receivables, payables, and payroll; and generate coordinated financial statements.
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of technical and agricultural knowledge in agricultural sales. Need-satisfaction approach to selling. Planning and conducting informational meetings, exhibiting at farm and trade shows, importance of service and timeliness in agribusiness, and practice in making agrisales presentations.
AGRO 2640 - Applied Agriculture Chemicals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied use of agriculture chemicals. Safety, toxicity, efficacy, phytotoxicity, recommendations, environmental interactions. prereq: 1030
ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mechanical principles. Application of field machinery/power units to varying crop, soil, climatic conditions. Farm management decisions. Introduction to precision agriculture.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
ASM 3511 - Yield Monitoring and Data Interpretation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Calibration of commercially available yield monitoring equipment. Operation fundamentals of various yield sensors. Interfacing sensors, data loggers, global position devices. Saving, storing, retrieving, pooling yield data. Working with data from multiple vendor models/formats. Use of commercially available software to make yield map interpretation. prereq: ASM 3360
ASM 3512 - Remote Sensing Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of remote sensing and satellite imaging in monitoring/managing cropping system variability. Applications of commercial mapping and GIS software in processing/interpreting production scale economic variables. prereq: ASM 3360
CA 1060 - Database Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques for designing, developing, prototyping, creating, querying, reporting, and maintaining databases with MS Access.
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. prereq: 1244, MATH 1031
SOIL 3414 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Soil fertility management and its effect on crop growth. Uptake and use of specific important nutrients; use of fertilizers, their composition and characteristics; importance of residue management to maintain high productivity; environmental impact of certain agronomic practices. prereq: Soil 1293, soph, or instructor consent