Agriculture Finance and Economics
Agriculture is a vital industry in Wisconsin’s Economy. Students will explore the diversity and impacts agriculture plays on the economy. Students will learn major aspects of agribusiness financial management through extensive problem solving, financial analysis and financial planning. Students will describe and calculate sweet 16 ratios, business cash flows, inventory controls, budgeting and borrowing considerations of various types of agribusinesses. Students will also explore agricultural economic dimensions and impacts, economic principles, calculation of economic returns, and evaluation of economic alternatives. Students will use these tools for their own operation or on simulations developed by the instructor.