Theory and practice in international trade in agricultural and food products with emphasis on real-world problems. Trade policy, trade law, customs practices, exchange rates and their impact on trade in the U.S. and world agriculture. Developing real-world export marketing plans including research, pricing, distribution systems, financing and pro forma invoicing. Discussions of major global trade issues.
Application of current project management techniques to agribusiness planning problems. Both the technical and social or human sides of the issues are emphasized and focus will be on how they can be integrated to achieve desired results. Skills developed will include abilities to understand different types of projects and their unique characteristics, the impact of new technologies and globalization on business practices, and inclusion of all organizational levels in clearly defined recommendations.
Designing, fitting, adjusting equipment and tools to suit individuals so that agricultural tasks can be done safely, efficiently, productively, and without discomfort, pain, injury, and disability; includes comfort and well-being.
Application of agronomic sciences and engineering technology for developing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) for livestock production. Elements include: environmental law and regulatory policy; watershed planning considerations; animal waste characteristics; role of soils; role of plants; geologic and ground water concerns; facilities location; waste treatment systems design; land application of wastes; and agricultural waste management system design.
Statistical techniques used in design and analysis of experiments in agriculture and natural resources management. T-tests, analysis of variance, mean separation, regression and correlation, experimental design and analysis, interpretation of research results, analysis and interpretation of survey information. Prereq: MATH 210 or equivalent or instructor’s approval.
This will be either: 1) a major research project associated with agriculture, or 2) a supervised work experience in agriculture for a minimum of three months (requires weekly reporting from student and a final report from the immediate supervisor). Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the MSANR degree. P/N only.
Principles of interpretation and an examination of the resources used for interpretive services. There will be an overview of the application of management principles to interpretive services. Sociological concepts, relevant innovations, resource inventory, and master planning will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the role of interpretation to accomplish an organization's mission. Same as PRAD 760.
A major research project associated with natural resources management. Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R. degree. P/N only.