AGR 305 - Agricultural Futures and Options (3)

This course examines the role of agricultural futures and options in risk management strategies for producers and agribusiness firms and in the price discovery process. The focus is on fundamental supply-demand and technical analysis of markets and pricing processes as well as the development and applications of effective price risk management strategies.   To develop analytical skills relevant to agribusiness management, students will a) apply economic principles to problems of farms, ranches, and other institutions in the food and fiber industries and b) demonstrate technological skills used in quantitative analysis.  In addition, to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, students will a) apply the scientific method in an area relevant to agribusiness and economics and b) propose and assess economic policy solutions to agricultural and food issues. 

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