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Farm Business Management: The Fundamentals of Good Practice

Farm Business Management: The Fundamentals of Good Practice

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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 distils 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; and

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.

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Access below extra features such as questions, tasks and lecture slides for each chapter.

You can also find more information and exercises on budgeting, risk, and farmer skills in the supplementary material, and read chapter 1, the Introduction, for free.