AAE 320

Welcome to AAE 320 – Farming Systems Management

Fall 2021

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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. Economics of Cost in Farm Management

  • PDF     PowerPoint
  • Video Part 1 (2020)
  • Video Part 2 (2020)
  • Video Part 3 (2020)

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. Advancing Producer-Led Watershed Protection Projects and Incentive Programs (WI DATCP Resource)

5. The More-On Principle

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 

4. Farm Size and Income

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

2021 Exam #2           2021 Exam #2 Key

2020 Exam #2          2020 Exam #2 Key

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

Abridged Extension Talk: Current Farm Finance Issues    PDF     PowerPoint

US Agricultural Support Programs

Introduction to Federal Support of US Agriculture

Farm Bill Crop Support Programs: A Farmer Perspective

PROBLEM SET # 7 

Crop Insurance

PROBLEM SET # 8 

Agricultural Sustainability

Last Lecture

Final Exam

INTERESTING MATERIAL FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Let’s Talk: Land Access

  1. Structural Racism in the U.S. Food and Agricultural System (AgDaily)
  2. Plowshares and Prison Bars (La Crosse Independent)
  3. Justice for Black Farmers Act (Successful Farming)
  4. Farm Service Agency Loans (NYFC video using their tool)

Resources to Skim

Apprenticeship Programs in the News

Think Breaks (Aggregated) [EMPTY]

Problem Sets (Aggregated) [EMPTY]

  • 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) [EMPTY]

EXAM #1

Farm News Links

Farm Terminology Links