• Ag Econ Help

    I am a second year teacher teaching my first year of Ag Econ. All of the students have had the mandatory econ class required for graduation and know the basics (supply and demand, opportunity costs, scarcity, etc.). I...
    Megan Thurk
    last modified by Megan Thurk
  • Good Resource on Futures and Forward Contract

    MIT OpenCourseWare has lectures on Finance.  If you go to lecture 8-9 at minute 8:46 Dr. Lo will begin talking about Futures and Forward Contracting.  I have attached the lecture notes for this lecture as well.   Ad...
    Diane Cornman
    created by Diane Cornman
  • The Informant

    Has anyone ever used/considered showing the informant in their Ag Business class? It has been several years since I have seen it, so I don't quite remember the quality (language/etc...) and I know that it is not 100% ...
    Kathryn Justus
    created by Kathryn Justus
  • Paying Labor in an Entrepreneurship

    I'm not teaching Ag Bus this year, but whenever we get into budgets (enterprise or whole-business), there's always a lot of student debate on why an entrepreneur needs to budget for their own labor.  Part of it is tha...
    Melanie Bloom
    created by Melanie Bloom
  • Great Ag Business Curriculum Resources in another Space

    I saw this in the Ag Economics space and thought I'd share it here too. It's a fantastic resource from one of our members!   Curriculum Information for Introduction to Agribusiness Course
    Parker Bane
    created by Parker Bane
  • Commodity Challenge: A free resource for teaching about commodity markets and marketing

    Hi. My name is Edward Usset and I am a grain marketing specialist and teacher with the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. I am happy to introduce you to Commodity Challenge, an on-li...
    Edward Usset
    created by Edward Usset
  • Using the movie "Trading Places" to teach and show ag commodity trading

    The movie "Trading Places" with Eddy Murphy and Dan Aykroyd is 30 years old and is an interesting way to teach ag commodity trading using popular culture. The trouble with showing the movie in class is it's rated 'R' ...
    Ben Meyer
    created by Ben Meyer