Course Offerings

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

AGEC 735 – Seminar in International Agricultural Trade (3)

AGEC 785 – Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems II (3)

 

Agricultural Engineering Technology (AGET)

AGET 760 – Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning & System Design (3)

AGET 782 – GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (3)

AGET 785 – Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems II (3)

 

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

AGRI 741 – Statistical Methods in Ag and Natural Resources

AGRI 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture

 

Research (AGRI and NRM)

AGEC 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3), NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

AGRI 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture

NRM 791 – Master's Research Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

 

 

 

AGEC 735 – Seminar in International Agricultural Trade (3)

(3) 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.
Instructor: Rachna Tewari

AGEC 785 – Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems II (3)

(3) Probability concepts, decision making under uncertainty and forecasting or applied decision making in agriculture. Continued development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding and communicating results professionally. The theory and implementation of decision analysis and forecasting techniques as well as inventory, queuing, and simulation models are examined. Prereq: AGET 784 or AGEC 784.  (Same as AGET 785.)
Instructor: Joey Mehlhorn

AGET 760 – Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning & System Design (3)

(3) 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. 
Instructor: Eatedal Alqusaireen

AGET 782 – GIS for Agricultural & Natural Resources Mngt (3)

(3) Principles and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies with emphasis on the use of GIS for collecting, storing and analyzing spatial data associated with agricultural and natural resource-based enterprises. GIS software techniques are developed using an interactive/inductive learning process. Students will collect and analyze data to complete a research project using GIS to answer questions related to an agricultural or natural resources topic. 
Instructor: Sandy Mehlhorn

AGET 785 – Applied Mgt. Science in Agricultural Systems II (3)

(3) Probability concepts, decision making under uncertainty and forecasting or applied decision making in agriculture. Continued development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding and communicating results professionally. The theory and implementation of decision analysis and forecasting techniques as well as inventory, queuing, and simulation models are examined. Prereq: AGET 784 or AGEC 784. (Same as AGEC 785.)
Instructor: Joey Mehlhorn

AGRI 741 – Statistical Methods in Ag and Natural Resources(3)

(3) 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. 
Instructor: Barbara Darroch

AGET 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture (3)

(3)(1-3) A major research project associated with agriculture. 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.
Instructor: TBA

AGRI 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3), NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

(3)(1-3) Thesis proposal and research; thesis writing, presentation, and defense. May repeat enrollment. P/N only. Sections for AGRI or NRM 701 or 702 will be created as needed.
Instructor: TBA

AGET 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture (3)

CRN: 30568 A major research project associated with agriculture. 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.
Instructor: TBA

NRM 791 – Master's Research Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

(1-3) 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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

AGEC 710 – Commodity Futures and Options Markets (3)

AGEC 751 - Strategic Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

AGEC 784 – Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

 

Agricultural Engineering Technology (AGET)

AGET 720 – Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering (3)

AGET 784 –Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

 

Natural Resources Management (NRM)

NRM 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

 

Plant Science (PLSC)

PLSC 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

 

Research (AGRI and NRM)

AGEC 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3), NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

AGRI 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture

NRM 791 – Master's Research Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

 

 

 

AGEC 710 – Commodity Futures and Options Markets (3)

CRN: 42221
Text: Options, Futures and Other Derivatives. 8th edition. Author: John C. Hull. Pearson/Prentice Hall: ISBN: 9780132777421 (must include the DerivaGem CD).
Economic theory and methods for analyzing agricultural production decisions and the underlying relationship to futures and options markets. Specific topics include the institutional structure, price formation, producer and agribusiness strategies, and financial instruments associated with U.S. and international markets.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin

AGEC 751 - Strategic Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

CRN: 42222
Text: Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy: Toward Global Sustainability, 13th ed. ©2012. Authors: Wheelen & Hunger; Prentice Hall ISBN-10: 0132153351 | ISBN-13: 9780132153355 
Application of current strategic management techniques to agribusiness problems. Emphasis on viewing management from a broad organizational perspective through an integrated approach. The ability to assimilate and analyze information from all aspects of the organization (i.e. management, marketing, information systems, production, finance, accounting, etc.) to analyze complex problems, develop plans and propose recommendations on a top management perspective. 
Instructor: Dr. Rachna Tewari, UT Martin

AGEC 784 – Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

CRN: 42223
Text: Management Science - The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets 3rd Edition. Authors: Stephen G. Powell and Kenneth R. Baker. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-53067-2. (be sure to get the 3rd edition).
Mathematical programming and constrained optimization research methods for applied decision making in agriculture. Development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding optimal solutions to complex applied problems in addition to succinctly communicating results in the proper format and context. Theory, implementation and optimal solution sensitivity of linear and integer programming as well as network and project scheduling models are examined (Same as AGET 784).
Instructor: TBA

AGET 720 – Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering (3)

CRN: 42225
Text: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering. 6th Ed. 2011. Authors: Huffman, Fangmeier, Elliot, Workman and Schwab. ISBN: 1-892769-79-4.
Engineering principles for hydrologic analysis and design for small catchments including: hydrologic frequency analysis, rainfall runoff estimation, open channel hydraulics, hydraulics of control structures, sediment properties and transport, erosion and sediment yield, sediment control structures, groundwater, monitoring of hydrologic systems, and hydrologic modeling. Students are required to complete a written term report on a current topic associated with soil and water engineering.
Instructor: Eatedal Alqusaireen, Adjunct Instructor, UT Martin

AGET 784 –Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

CRN: 42224
Text: Management Science - The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets 3rd Edition. Authors: Stephen G. Powell and Kenneth R. Baker. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-53067-2. (be sure to get the 3rd edition).
Mathematical programming and constrained optimization research methods for applied decision making in agriculture. Development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding optimal solutions to complex applied problems in addition to succinctly communicating results in the proper format and context. Theory, implementation and optimal solution sensitivity of linear and integer programming as well as network and project scheduling models are examined (Same as AGEC 784).
Instructor: TBA

NRM 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

CRN: 42226
Text: Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture. 2nd Edition. 2014. Authors: Robert C. Brown and Tristan R. Brown. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-52495-4.
An exploration of plant species with potential as crops for industrial uses including biofuels. An overview of the chemistry of plant products and extraction techniques for useful products including biofuels, unique fatty acids and pharmaceuticals from new and existing crops. Will include a review of fundamental concepts in bioenergy and biobased products including engineering thermodynamics and organic chemistry. Same as PLSC 722.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Joost, United Soybean Board, St. Louis, MO

PLSC 722 – Production of Biorenewable Resources (3)

CRN: 42227
Text: Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture. 2nd Edition. 2014. Authors: Robert C. Brown and Tristan R. Brown. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-52495-4.
An exploration of plant species with potential as crops for industrial uses including biofuels. An overview of the chemistry of plant products and extraction techniques for useful products including biofuels, unique fatty acids and pharmaceuticals from new and existing crops. Will include a review of fundamental concepts in bioenergy and biobased products including engineering thermodynamics and organic chemistry. Same as NRM 722.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Joost, United Soybean Board, St. Louis, MO

AGRI 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3),
NRM 701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 1-3)

(3)(1-3) Thesis proposal and research; thesis writing, presentation, and defense. May repeat enrollment. P/N only. Sections for AGRI or NRM 701 or 702 will be created as needed.
Instructor: TBA

AGET 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture (3)

CRN: 30568 A major research project associated with agriculture. 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.
Instructor: TBA

NRM 791 – Master's Research Project in Natural Resources Management (1-3)

(1-3) 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 MSANR degree. P/N only.
Instructor: TBA

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