AOM: Agricult Operations Mngt

Courses

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AOM 1461C. INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

321

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Principles, concepts, and techniques of organic and sustainable production of crops, covering biological, social, and economic components of organic and sustainable farming systems; including soil and water management, cultural practices, pest control, harvest and post-harvest handling, marketing of organic products, and organic agriculture policy and regulation. Begins with a brief history of agriculture from its original inception, to the Green Revolution in the mid-20th century, to the current push for sustainability in its various forms. (Special fee: $63.00).

AOM 2012C. TYPES & SYSTEMS OF AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS.

331

TYPES & SYSTEMS OF AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS Study of operational and management styles utilized in agricultural (horticultural) situations. Emphasis on process of systems development, administrative definition, product research and development, service and maintenance, machinery and equipment needs and application, operational analysis for purchasing, communications, transportation, production, and marketing. Lab experiences will include field trips to horticulture concerns for systems analysis. (Special Fee: $63.00).