AGRI 1325
Marketing of Agricultural Products

Western Texas College

  1. BASIC COURSE INFORMATION
    1. Course description:  Essential marketing functions in the movement of agricultural commodities and products from producer to consumer.
  2. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
    1. Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
      1. Explain the essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transporting, storing, financing, standardizing, pricing, and risk bearing.
      2. Apply economic principles to the marketing of agricultural products.
      3. Identify alternatives in marketing of agricultural commodities/products.
      4. Examine the structure of agricultural markets.
  3. GRADING SYSTEM AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS
    1. Grading system:  Final grades will be assigned based on a point system of assignments.  Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, I, W, Q. Final grades are as follows:

      A=1080 points and above
      B=960-1079 points
      C=840-959 points
      D=720-839 points
      F=719 points and below
    2. Graded course requirements: 
      Six Major Exams – 600 points
      Library research – 100 points
      Assignments – 300 points
      Final Exam – 200 points
  4. INFORMATION ON BOOKS AND OTHER COURSE MATERIALS
    1. Required books:  Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis, Norwood and Lusk
  5. COURSE POLICIES AND CLASS CONDUCT
    1. Make-up tests or late assignments: There will be no make-up exams given and no late assignments accepted.  If a student knows that he/she will be gone on the day of an exam or assignment, arrangements must be made prior to the absence.
    2. Attendance policy:  All students are expected to attend all classes and labs on time.  After a student has been absent three hours, it will be reported to the counseling center.  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they are on a roll sheet.  If a student comes in late, it will count as an absence.  Disruptive behavior will result in the student being removed from the class.
    3. Academic integrity:  Cheating and/or plagiarism will result in being removed from the class.
    4. Cell Phones:  Cell phones must be turned to silent or turned off during class.
    5. Final exams:  Final exams must be taken at the scheduled times.  No finals will be given early.
  6. OTHER POLICIES
    1. SAFETY:  A number of safety measures are in place for your continued protection.  In the    event of inclement weather, shelters have been designated at several locations on campus.  Your student handbook will have a map of these locations and you should familiarize yourself with each.  The shelters will be marked at the entrance.  Western Texas College is part of the citywide call list, which is activated by the local law enforcement personnel.  Warnings will be given throughout the campus once the call is received.
    2. EMERGENCY: All offices serve as emergency communications points.  Please notify the nearest WTC staff member should you become aware of the need for assistance of any type.  Campus phone: Dial 9-911.
    3. BAD WEATHER POLICY: In the event of classes being dismissed for inclement weather, holiday, national disaster, or other unavoidable circumstance, the instructor will be responsible for notifying the students as to what the make-up requirements will be.  Sufficient work will be documented to offset the number of hours missed.  This notification of required make-up work will be given to students within one week upon resuming classes.
    4. ADA STATEMENT: Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.  The college counselors have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations.  Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided there under, are available from the college counselors.
    5. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:  If, as a result of a disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated.
    6.  AFFIRMATIVE ACTION:  Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  7. COURSE ORGANIZATION AND SCHEDULE
    1. Course organization and rationale:  Course begins with general principles of crop production and then moves into the identification of crops of the grass family, legumes and other plant families.
    2. Weekly course schedule:
Week 1 

Introduction, Chapter 1

Week 2

Chapter 1

Week 3

Chapter 2

Week 4

Exam #1, Chapter 3

Week 5

Chapter 4

Week 6

Exam #2, Chapter 5

Week 7

Chapter 6, Chapter 7

Week 8

Chapter 8

Week 9

Exam #3

Week 10

Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Week 11

Exam #4, Chapter 11

Week 12

Chapter 12, Exam #5

Week 13

Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter15

Week 14

Library Research, Exam #6

Week 15

Library Research Presentations

Week 16

Review

     

  1. Disclaimer:  The above schedule, policies, procedures and assignments in this course are subject to change.

 

Last Modified: September 21, 2016