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Farm Business Management

Farm Business Management

The Core Skills

By P Nuthall, Lincoln University, New Zealand, M Thompson, Iowa State University, USA, P Skelly, Tufts University, USA

August 2010 / Hardback / 318 Pages / 9781845936679 £95.00 / €120.00 / $180.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €108.00 / $162.00
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Main Description

Based on research carried out within the farming community and academic studies, this book assesses and explains the core skills needed to become a successful farm manager. Observation, anticipation of plan outcomes, and risk management are identified as key requirements, and each of these categories is broken down into isolated skills such as problem definition and visual observation, which are in turn dissected and analysed. Practical methods for acquiring or improving each skill are covered in detail, with practice exercises to engage the reader in active participation. This book is an essential resource for farm managers and students.

  • 1: Observation
  • 2: Anticipation
  • 3: Risk management
  • 4: Concluding comments
  • 5: Assessments
  • 6: Tests
…a valuable resource for students of agriculture or agribusiness, farm managers, consultants, researchers and other agribusiness professionals. International Journal of Agricultural Management, Volume 1 Issue 2, 2011