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ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AGR 420 - Agricultural Finance (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 226 ; and be senior status, or by permission 
This course analyzes the theory of financial decision-making as applied to farms and agricultural firms. Topics include asset pricing models, financial markets, capital structure, farmland control, term structure of interest rates, risk management, and credit evaluation. Throughout the course, students will apply effective leadership, management, and critical thinking skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:i 1) conduct financial planning and feasibility analyses to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between production, profitability, and technology adoption, 2) read and interpret financial statements, 3) evaluate capital structure, leverage, and financial risk, 4) understand credit risk assessment, 5) analyze ownership and leasing options for real and personal property, and 6) explore financial trends in agriculture.