Author: William Edwards, Patricia Duffy, Ronald Kay
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This text is developed for the first course in Farm Management, typically taken by a junior/senior level student. Designed to introduce students to the key concepts on how to effectively manage a farm business, the eighth edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.
Author: Kent Olson
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Agricultural economics students require the right blend of tools and knowledge to become future farm managers. Olson's Economics of Farm Management in a Global Setting focuses on running a farm as a business. This text prepares students in strategic and operational business planning while covering all essential topics from long-term financing to biofuels. In todays world where successful farms are subject to ever changing urban, rural, labor, demographics, and technological factors, Olson's text provides a clear focus and methodology for undergraduate Farm Management students.
Author: M. Buckett
The interval between the first and second editions of this book have witnessed significant changes for the food producers of the EEC. They have moved from a period of increasing production to an era of food surpluses and statutory reductions in production. This overall change in the fortunes of agriculture have greatly increased the need for sound business management. This book has been substantially updated to include all the current factors that have to be taken into consideration by farmers, as well as still providing a basic introduction to the study of farm management for students. It should prove invaluable reading to those running farms, whether experienced or inexperienced.
Author: Peter Leslie Nuthall
This book outlines the human components of what makes a person, and why a farm manager acts in particular ways. The following chapters bring past and new work as well as developments and theories from other disciplines, including psychology, to provide a well-structured set of ideas for understanding managerial ability. The book consists of eight chapters. Chapter 2 contains outlines of the characteristics of a farmer that defines his modus operandi, and how these characteristics might be measured using psychometric tests. Chapter 3 looks at the relationships between the factors that define a manager. Chapter 4 reviews the possible decision criteria and processes used. Chapter 5 contains an outline of the competencies necessary for successful farm management. Chapter 6 outlines the common errors, or biases, and, therefore, highlights areas that require special attention when improving ability. Chapter 7 considers the factors that give rise to the objectives held by the farmer. Chapter 8 then reviews whether success is possible from using management improvement programmes.
Author: Eric Wilson
A complete guide to worm farm management in Australia. A how-to-guide suitable for farming worms for commercial use, as well as domestic use. Worms have many uses in the areas of organic farming, and are used extensively in soil management in nurseries and gardens, also for fisheries and the fishing industry. This new edition (previously published by Kangaroo Press) will fill the gap in the market for this niche but sought after topic.
Author: John Cornelius Siemens, Wendell Bowers, Robert G. Holmes
Publisher: Deere & Company
The ability to manage machinery is an important skill that must be mastered by farmers and ranchers who want to compete in our complex worldwide commodity marketplace. With the basic information in this book you can build a solid foundation of knowledge that can be used to make the most efficient machinery management decisions and help keep your business competitive. There is no substitute for personally solving a machinery management problem. You should not rely on the ?short cut? methods of others when you make decisions that affect your business. The data and formulas in this text are based on the latest information available at the accuracy of your machinery management decisions. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the topic of how to become more efficient by matching machines and power units to different situations. Section Two gives information that can be used to estimate and analyze costs so better machinery management choices can be made. The final section gives several examples of the application of information contained in the first two sections to illustrate the value of making decisions on a sound, economical basis. Throughout this book, emphasis is placed on solving practical problems with either a computer or hand calculator. These problems are ?flagged? in the book with a computer or calculator symbol. Whether you use a computer or a hand calculator, you will be pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of management decision that you can make, once you master these example problems.