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Author Olson, Kent D.

Title Farm management : principles and strategies / Kent D. Olson.

Publication Info. Ames, Iowa : Iowa State Press, [2004]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  S 561 .O48 2004    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents The scope of farm management -- The farming environment -- The functions of management -- The decision process -- The farm business life cycle -- A business plan -- Strategic management -- A game plan -- Crafting a strategy -- Strategic planning -- Strategy implementation -- Strategic control -- Marketing plan -- Marketing plan components -- Historical price patterns -- General price forecasting methods -- Marketing control -- Budgeting -- General budget terminology -- Types of budgets -- Microeconomic principles for management -- Budget development -- Production and operations management -- Process mapping -- Improving the current process -- Enterprise selection -- Input supply management -- Scheduling operations -- Quality management and control -- Quality defined -- The costs of quality -- Quality management -- Process control -- Tools for process improvement -- Financial analysis -- Understanding financial statements -- Measures of financial position and performance -- Initial analysis -- Diagnostic analysis -- Financial management -- Sources and uses of capital -- Calculating loan payments -- Estimating the cost of credit -- Cash flow management -- Financial control -- Investment analysis -- The time value of money -- Investment analysis (a.k.a. capital budgeting) -- Land purchase and rental -- Purchasing land -- Land rental -- Risk management -- Sources of risk -- Managing risk -- Crop insurance -- Making risky decisions -- Scenarios for management planning -- Production contract evaluation -- Types of production contracts -- Evaluating production contracts -- A production contract checklist -- Staffing and organization -- Human and employee needs -- Human resource management -- Business organization -- The future farm manager -- Farmers' responses -- Concluding comments.
Summary "Design to teach the farm managers of tomorrow, Farm Management: Principles and Strategies emphasizes the strategic and operations aspects of managing a farm. Today's farm managers also will want to consult this guide to make effective, objective, and successful decisions."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Farm management.
Administração agrícola.
Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre.
Landwirtschaftlicher Betrieb.
Farm management. (OCoLC)fst00921070
ISBN 0813804183 alkaline paper
9780813804187 alkaline paper

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