Farm Business Management Series Series

Farm Business Management

The Fundamentals of Good Practice

Paperback
May 2016
9781780646572
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    23rd May 2016
  • ISBN 9781780646572
  • Language English
  • Pages 374 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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$65.00
Hardback
May 2016
9781780646565
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    23rd May 2016
  • ISBN 9781780646565
  • Language English
  • Pages 374 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Request Exam Copy
$211.00

Farming is a complex job with many unique challenges, but can also be a rich and rewarding career that is full of opportunities. Following the author's Farm Business Management series, this new textbook takes the core principles and techniques and distills them into an accessible student resource. This book:

* covers the most important aspects of farm management, such as observation, decision making, budgeting, risk assessment and record keeping
* is organized into easy-to-navigate sections such as the farmer's environment, financials, key skills and farm systems
* includes student-focused pedagogy throughout, comprising learning objectives, focus study exercises and review questions.

Written by an expert with decades of teaching and research experience around the world, this book also incorporates two brand new chapters on farm accounting and computer systems and software. Providing a hands-on learning experience for students of agriculture, it will continue to be a much-used resource throughout their farming career.

Part 1: The Farmer’s Environment
1. Introduction
2. A Synopsis of Production Economics
3. The Environment Farmers Operate Under

Part 2: Financials: Budgeting, Risk and Investment
4. Budgeting Theory: The Core Systems of Farm Systems Analysis
5. Budgeting Practicalities: Costing out the Proposals
6. Introduction to Managing Risk and Uncertainty
7. Investment Analysis: Recognising Input Output Timing
8. Farm Finances, Financial Accounts and Records in General

Part 3: The Farmer’s Skills
9. Skills Required
10. Observation Skills
11. Anticipation and Looking Ahead Skills
12. Understanding the Human Factor
13. Decision and Management Processes and their Improvement

Part 4: Farm Systems
14. Improving Systems using Survey Data
15. Introducing Further Methods of Farm Systems Analysis
16. Farm Computing and Software

Part 5: More on the Human Factor
17. The Last Word: Objectives and the Family

Peter L. Nuthall

Peter L. Nuthall is at Lincoln University, New Zealand.