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
CTE Certification Elements
California's 2008 CTE Standards (24)
California Academic Content Standards (11)
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.

Lessons to add:

  • Decision-making Processes
  • American Free Enterprise System
20 Hours

Fundamental Agricultural Economic Principles

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

Lessons to add:

  • Fixed and Variable Costs / Marginal Costs and Revenue
  • Diversification and Specialization in Agriculture
  • Economics Terminology
  • Combination of Enterprises
20 Hours

Agribusiness Credit

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

Lessons to add:

  • Public Sources of Credit
  • Private Sourses of Credit
  • Applying for a loan
  • Costs of Credit
20 Hours

Accounting Principles and Procedures

This unit covers accounting principles and taxation for agribusinesses.

Lessons to add:

  • Principles of Agribusiness Accounting
  • Cashflow Statement
  • Spreadsheet or Accounting System Lab Activity
  • Inventories
  • Depreciation
20 Hours

Risk Management

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

Lessons to add:

  • Liabilities
  • Risk and Risk Protection
  • Managing Risk
20 Hours

Agricultural Organizations

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

Lessons to add:

  • Government Service Agencies
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Primary Agencies affecting Farmers
20 Hours

Agricultural Marketing Systems

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

20 Hours

Sales of Agricultural Products and Services

This unit contains lessons on aspects of making sales.

20 Hours

Local, National, and International Agricultural Markets and Trade

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

20 Hours

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