AAE 320

Welcome to AAE 320 – Farming Systems Management

Fall 2020

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Introduction

Course Overview

Overview of Wisconsin Agriculture

  • Video Part 2

Sources and useful reports

The US Food System

Sources and useful reports

Production Economics

1. Partial Budget Analysis

 

2. Single Input Production Economics          

   Single Input Production Examples

3. Multiple Input Production Economics

 Multiple Input Production Examples

4. Nitrogen and Agriculture     

Readings/Videos

  1. Ecosystems: Working with Farmers to Decrease Nitrogen Pollution (Environmental Defense Fund Video)
  2. A Brief History of Our Deadly Addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer (Mother Jones Article)
  3. Nutrient Pollution: The Sources and Solutions: Agriculture (US EPA Short Article & Video)
  4. Taking a Stand Against Those Who Pollute Drinking Water (Environmental Working Group Article & Video)
  5. Dead Zones & Drinking Water: Update on the DMWW Lawsuit (FarmDOC U of IL Article)

5. The More-On Principle

 

6. Economics of Cost in Farm Management

  • PDF           PowerPoint
  • Video Part 1
  • Video Part 2
  • Video Part 3

EXAM #1

  • Exam #1 Review:  PDF

Farm Financial Topics

1. Farm Balance Sheet

  • PDF       PowerPoint
  • Video Part 1
  • Video Part 2
  • Video Part 3
  • Video Part 4

Problem Set #4         Problem Set #4 Key

2. Uses of Balance Sheets

Financial Guidelines for Ag Producers:  FFSC Main Page

3. Income Statements

        Income Sheet Materials:

Problem Set # 5 

Taxes, Business Arrangements, and Farm Transfer

Taxes: A Farmer’s Perspective

Tax Considerations for Farm Transfer

Business Arrangement Alternatives

Additional Materials

PROBLEM SET # 6 

Inelasticity in Agriculture

Let’s Talk About It! Dairy Farming in Wisconsin

EXAM #2

Exam #2 Review       PowerPoint

Exam #2

2019 Exam_#2         2019 Exam #2 Key

2016 Exam #2          2016 Exam #2 Key

2015 Exam #2          2015 Exam #2 Key

2014 Exam #2          2014 Exam #2 Key

US Agricultural Support Programs [in progress]

Introduction to Federal Support of US Agriculture

Farm Bill Crop Support Programs: A Farmer Perspective

 

 

Farm Size and Income      PDF        PowerPoint

  • Video

PROBLEM SET # 7 

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Crop Insurance

PROBLEM SET # 8 

    • Problem Set #8
    • Problem Set 8 Key

Think Breaks (Aggregated) [not updated]

Problem Sets (Aggregated) [not updated]

  • Problem Set 1        Problem Set 1 Key
  • Problem Set 2       Problem Set 2 Key
  • Problem Set 3       Problem Set 3 Key
  • Problem Set 4       Problem Set 4 Key
  • Problem Set 5       Problem Set 5 Key        Problem Set #5 Spreadsheet
  • Problem Set 6       Problem Set 6 Key
  • Problem Set 7       Problem Set #7 Key
  • Problem Set 8      Problem Set 8 Key

Exam Materials (Aggregated) [not updated]

Farm News Links

Farm Terminology Links