AGRO/HORT 488/888: Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises

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Spring 2018: Jan. 8-May 4, 2018
Instructors: Dave Lambe, Assoc. Professor of Practice and Michelle Bassford

Class No.:  AGRO/ABUS/ENTR/EAEP/HORT 888/488, section 700 or 791 for online.  Meets ACE 10 requirements. 

Credits: Three graduate or undergraduate credits.  This course is offered for academic credit only. Graduate students must earn a B or above to include this course on their Memorandum of Courses (MOC).

Certified Crop Advisors may earn 10 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) in the Professional Development Area.  

Academic Credit via MyRed


Students will research a specific agricultural enterprise, then develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires completion of a shadowing assignment and analyses of case studies.



Technology Requirements

High-speed Internet access, email, Microsoft products, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and ability to view videos. Recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.


None. All materials are online.


Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Interest or prior coursework in plant science, horticulture, agribusiness, agricultural economics, management or entrepreneurship.


For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website for Graduate Tuition or Undergraduate Tuition.

Who it's for
  • UNL graduate students (must earn a B or above to include on Memorandum of Courses).
  • UNL undergraduate students
  • Science and ag teachers 
  • Extension Educators/Agents and Specialists 
  • Agronomists and crop consultants (This course offers 10 Continuing Education Units - CEUs - for Certified Crop Advisors)
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales or training 
  • Government officials and community leaders 
  • Anyone interested in agribusiness, agriculture, or entrepreneurship