Agricultural Business Model

by CTE Online Admin

Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.

About the Team:
This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Karen Dalton-Wemp.

Program Information
Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
    • Agricultural Business
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
CTE Certification Elements
Course Level
Total Hours
Course Length
2 Semesters
State Certified
Board Approval
Labor Market Demand
Is this course industry certified?
Course Type
Career-Technical Preparation
CSU/UC Approval

O*NET Occupations

Occupation Name Occupation Code
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 13-1021.00
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 11-3031.02
Farm Labor Contractors 45-1012.00
California's 2008 CTE Standards: 28
California Academic Content Standards: 13
Competencies / Outcomes
  • Decision-making processes within the American free enterprise system
  • Fundamental economic principles of agribusiness and agricultural production
  • Role of credit in agribusiness and agricultural production
  • Accounting principles and procedures used in business management and tax planning
  • Basic risk management principles and their impact on economic viability
  • Role and value of agricultural organizations
  • Agricultural marketing systems
  • Sales of agricultural products and services
  • Local, national, and international agrictltural markets and how trade affects the economy

American Free Enterprise System

This unit covers decision-making processes and the American free enterprise system.

20 Hours

Fundamental Agricultural Economic Principles

This unit covers lessons about economic principles affecting ag production and management decisions.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Agribusiness Credit

This unit covers lessons about the role of credit and how to obtain credit and use it properly.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Accounting Principles and Procedures

This unit covers accounting principles and taxation for agribusinesses.

20 Hours

Risk Management

This unit contains lessons on enviornmental responsibility, liability, risk and risk protection.

20 Hours

Agricultural Organizations

This unit covers the benefits of and how to access agricultural organizations.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Agricultural Marketing Systems

This unit covers lessons on marketing functions, options, promotion and marketing plans.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Sales of Agricultural Products and Services

This unit contains lessons on aspects of making sales.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Local, National, and International Agricultural Markets and Trade

This unit covers lesson about agricultural markets and how their trade affects the economy.

20 Hours
Lesson Plans

Employment Portfolio

The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.

10 Hours
Lesson Plans