AECN100
New Student Career Orientation

Prerequisites: First semester freshmen; major in agricultural economics or related discipline.

Description: Academic success and development of leadership skills through involvement and activities on campus. Time management and study skills. Identify potential internship and career opportunities.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AECN109
Water in SocietyCrosslisted with SCIL 109, NRES 109, ENVR 109, GEOG 109

Description: Introduction to the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of historical and contemporary water systems. Students will develop an understanding of hydrologic systems and analyze and engage in decision-making about complex challenges associated with water resource use.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 4 Science

AECN141
Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture

Not recommended for students who have math entrance deficiencies. Open to freshmen and sophomores only.

Description: Introductory course on the basic principles of agricultural economics. Production economics, principles of supply and demand, resource economics, world food situation, marketing of agricultural products, and agricultural public policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

AECN201
Farm and Ranch Management

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212.

Description: Various economic principles and business management concepts which are involved in the decision-making process when organizing and operating a farming/ranching operation. Includes production economics, record keeping systems, financial budgets and analysis, crop and livestock enterprise analysis, leasing arrangements, depreciation, farm business organizations, farm investment analysis, pasture/rangeland management, and production efficiency indicators.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 485

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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AECN225
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products MarketingCrosslisted with EAEP 225, MRKT 225

Description: Marketing strategies and entrepreneurship ventures throughout a food systems channel from producers of agricultural commodities to processors of food products and the final consumer. Entrepreneurship studies dealing with food processors, wholesaling, retailing and food service firms. Create strategic marketing plan to introduce a new food product into a retail consumer market. Pass/No Pass option not allowed for College of Business Administration majors.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 316

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AECN235
Introduction to Commodity Marketing

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212

Description: This course focuses on the foundations of commodity markets. It discusses how markets were created, how commodities are traded from producers to final consumers, the role of transportation and storage, among other topics. It provides a broad and detailed discussion of economic theories behind markets, how they work in practice, and the current state of these markets in the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AECN256
Legal Aspects in Agriculture

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Legal aspects of agriculture: taxation, contracts, property rights, buying and selling real estate, condemnation, land use regulations, leases, co-ownership, partnerships, corporations, commercial transactions, credit, liability, insurance, estate planning, water law, and agricultural regulations. A practical exposure to the legal institutions of Nebraska.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AECN265
Resource and Environmental Economics ICrosslisted with NREE 265

Prerequisites: ECON 211; ECON 212 or AECN 141.

Description: Introduction to resource economics and the role of such concepts in natural resource management. The interface of economics and ecology in the context of both private and public decision making. Application of economic principles to actual natural resource/environmental issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with EAEP 275, ENTR 275, HORT 275, AGRO 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN276
Rural SociologyCrosslisted with SOCI 241

Prerequisites: Open to second semester freshmen and above.

Description: The rural environment and its people; its groups and associations; and its social institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN301
Farm Accounting, Analysis, and Tax Management

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212.

AECN 201 recommended.

Description: Business record systems for farming and ranching. Financial statements; income tax and decision making; farm business and enterprise analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN316
Agribusiness Management

Prerequisites: AECN 141 (or ECON 210 or ECON 212), AECN 225 or 325, and three credit hours in Accounting.

Description: For students interested in careers leading to managerial positions in the grain, feed, fertilizer, farm petroleum and related agricultural industries. The focus is on the use of financial statements, operating and managerial functions, communication, and the inter-personal work environment within an organization. Presentation is by lecture integrated with experiential learning through use of an agribusiness management simulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN325
Marketing of Agricultural CommoditiesCrosslisted with MRKT 325

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212

Description: Operation and use of agricultural commodity markets and institutions as applied to enterprise and firm risk management. Cash; futures and futures option markets; basis; hedging; price discovery; fundamental analysis; and risk management strategies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 316; AECN 336

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN336
Grain Merchandising

Prerequisites: AECN 325

Description: Study of grain merchandising concepts, tools, and strategies as they relate to grain buyers. Focus on integration of topics from this course and AECN 325 to help students understand how grain is traded from the perspective of the grain buyer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN345
Policy Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212

Description: History, development, programs, and analysis of public policy issues in agriculture and natural resources. Analysis of science, economic, and political factors involved in policy development. Farm policy and farm structure, food and nutrition, trade and development, natural resources, the environment, and bioenergy, with special attention to issues and policies impacting Nebraska.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN346
World Food Economics

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212 and ECON 211

Description: Description and economic evaluation of world food systems, including production, distribution, and consumption in developing and industrialized countries. Economic implications of alternative means for meeting world food needs, with emphasis on the social science aspects of the world food availability and needs, policies, and the economics of technological change. Familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AECN357
Natural Resource and Environmental LawCrosslisted with NREE 357

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission; SCIL 101 or GEOG 181 recommended.

Description: Environmental impact review; air and water pollution control; solid and hazardous waste control; endangered species and habitat preservation; land use regulation; state and federal water rights law.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 456, AECN 856, NREE 456

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN367
Agricultural Development in Developing Countries

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 212 and ECON 211

Description: Exploration of the nature of traditional agriculture in developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and alternative approaches to accelerating its development. Explores the role of the agricultural sector in the overall development process. Familiarity with using spreadsheets (Excel) required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AECN376
Rural Community Economics

Prerequisites: AECN 141 or ECON 210 or 212

Description: Application of economic and social principles and concepts relevant to understanding rural communities and the issues and problems they face. Public decision-making process and the skills necessary for constructive participation in community affairs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AECN388
Ethics in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with ALEC 388

Description: Ethics focusing on agricultural and natural resource issues. Using case studies from the professional workplace and contemporary society, develops intellectual skills necessary to reflect critically on ethical issues and apply appropriate conceptual tools for resolution of issues arising from conflicting ethical and value systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

AECN391
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Readings, discussion, and analysis of current theory, issues, problems, research, and practice in agricultural economics, natural resource economics, and agribusiness. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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AECN399
Independent Study in Agricultural Economics

Prerequisites: Permission and advance approval of independent study contract at the start of each semester

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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AECN401
Advanced Farm Management and Linear ProgrammingCrosslisted with AECN 801

Prerequisites: AECN 201.

Description: The role of budgeting and linear programming in analyzing farm organization problems, theory of linear programming, linear program design, and analysis of linear programmed solutions to farm organization problems. Includes goal programming, multiple objective programming, risk programming, and financial modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN416
Advanced Agribusiness Management

Prerequisites: AECN 316; ACCT 201 and 202; FINA 361 or AECN 452; MNGT 360 or 361; ACCT 201 and 202.

Description: Conduct industry and business research in strategic management of an agribusiness. Internal and external factors and competitive forces, affecting the firm. Integration of concepts from various economic and business disciplines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN420
International Food and Agricultural Trade

Prerequisites: ECON 311 and ECON 312

Capstone course.

Description: Application of basic principles of international trade and finance to food and agricultural trade. Particular attention to current policy issues in agricultural trade such as the pros and cons of regional trade blocks, alternative agricultural and trade policies, the effects of exchange rate variation on agricultural trade, and trade and environmental protection. Familarity with spreadsheets (Excel) is required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 10 Integrated Product

AECN425
Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment

Prerequisites: 9 hrs agricultural economics and/or economics or permission.

Description: Systems approach to evaluating the effects of current domestic and international political and economic events on agricultural markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AECN435
Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management

Description: Marketing: farm, ranch, and agribusiness firm management. Risk management strategies using combinations of derivatives and insurance products. Advanced trading and merchandising strategies using fundamental and technical analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AECN436
Commodity Price Forecasting

Prerequisites: ECON 215 or STAT 218; ECON 212 or AECN 141

Recommended course (but not required): AECN 325

Description: Participants in commodity markets are constantly trying to forecast prices, since a sound analysis of expected prices in the future is important in many dimensions for producers, merchandisers and all market participants. The overall objective of this course is to teach students how to analyze and forecast commodity prices using fundamental and technical approaches. The most common techniques from each approach will be discussed, focusing on how they can be implemented, their advantages and disadvantages, how they differ and how they can complement each other.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN445
Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy AnalysisCrosslisted with NREE 445

Prerequisites: ECON 311 and ECON 312

Capstone course. Familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) required.

Description: Introduction to the application of economic concepts and tools to the analysis and evaluation of public policies. Economic approaches to policy evaluation derived from welfare economics. Social benefit-cost analysis described and illustrated through applications to current agricultural and natural resource policy issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

AECN452
Agricultural FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 852

Prerequisites: AECN 201 or 4 hrs accounting.

Description: Principles and concepts of financial management of farm and agribusiness firms developed. Various strategies for acquiring and using capital resources by the individual firm explored. Institutions providing the sources of agricultural credit are individually studied.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN453
Agricultural and Rural Property Appraisal

Prerequisites: AECN 141, or ECON 210 or 212. AECN 201 and AGRO 153 recommended.

Description: Valuation of agricultural and rural real estate traced from the underlying theory of value through full development of principles, practices, and factors used by the appraisal profession to estimate value. The income approach, the market data approach, and the cost approach to value developed in detail. Appraisal procedure analyzed for such special purposes as farm loans, tax assessment, and condemnation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AECN456
Environmental LawCrosslisted with AECN 856, NREE 456

Prerequisites: Junior standing. AECN 357/NREE 357

Available through Online and Distance Education.

Description: Administrative law, risk assessment, environmental impact review, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, non-point pollution control, wetlands regulations pesticide and toxic substance regulation, solid and hazardous waste regulation, drinking water protection, land use regulation, energy policy, and international environmental law.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN457
Water LawCrosslisted with AECN 857, NREE 457, WATS 457

Prerequisites: AECN/NREE 357.

Description: Environmental impact review; public trust doctrine; endangered species; land use controls; wetlands regulation; surface and ground water rights; Indian and federal water rights; impact of water quality regulations on water allocation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:PSI

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN465
Resource and Environmental Economics IICrosslisted with AECN 865, NREE 465, WATS 465

Prerequisites: MATH 104 and one course in statistics.

Description: Application of resource economics concepts and empirical tools to resource management problems. Public policy issues involving environmental quality, land and water management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN467
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, ANTH 479, GEOG 448, HIST 479, POLS 466, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN471
Agricultural Marketing and Product Development I

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: Selection of an agriculturally related product or service and the development of a comprehensive marketing plan. Market analysis of physical, economic and financial feasibility and formalization of an effective promotional product campaign.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AECN472
Agricultural Marketing and Product Development II

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission; AECN 471.

Description: Further refinement in the development of marketing plan from AECN 471. Condensation of marketing plan into executive summary and preparation of professional oral presentation. Extensive interaction with the local agribusiness community and participation in national agri-marketing competition.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AECN482
Beef Industry Scholars - National Beef Industry PolicyCrosslisted with ASCI 482

Prerequisites: ASCI 481; ASCI 395A or ASCI 395B

ASCI 482 requires attending the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention and then, communicating the new policy and issues to local organizations and undergraduate student groups. Letter grade only.

Description: Discuss and dissect issues from the NCBA convention researching the pros and cons of current and proposed policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AECN495A
Internship in Agricultural Financing and Banking

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ABUS major with Agricultural Finance and Banking option.

Description: Internship experience in agricultural finance, banking, lending, or management through employment in a financial institution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN495B
Internship in Food Products Marketing Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ABUS major with Food Products Marketing Management option.

Description: Internship experience in food products marketing, supply chain and firm management, and related areas through employment in agribusiness and food products production or marketing firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AECN495C
Internship in Agricultural and Public Policy

Prerequisites: Departmental permission

Description: Internship with Congressional delegations or committees; government agencies; non-governmental organizations; or related groups and areas that provides a focus on agricultural or public policy issues and development.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AECN495D
Internship in Commodity Marketing

Prerequisites: Departmental permission

AECN 235 - Introduction to Commodity Marketing is recommended

Description: The overall objective of this internship is to allow students to gather more exposure to commodity markets and hands-on experience in the field.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AECN495E
Internship in Agricultural Industry and Agribusiness

Prerequisites: Departmental Permission

Description: Internship designed to give students hands-on experience in the agricultural industry and agribusiness. Development of practical experience and skills in identifying, understanding, analyzing, and addressing issues and opportunities in the agricultural industry and agribusiness

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Ind Study,Special Top,Intern

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AECN499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE: