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Farm Management BAG104 Course Online

Online Farm Management Course

Study a  range of  topics related to farm management

Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today’s world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success!  Through this course, learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business.

  • Improve your farm management knowledge and skills.
  • 100 hours self paced study.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.

Course Aims

  • Develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business.
  • Learn how to prepare a Farm Business Plan.
  • Develop methods for assessing the operations of a Farm Business.
  • Analyse the viability of different production enterprises:
  • Develop strategies for managing different farm production enterprises, covering workplace organisation and crop scheduling.
  • Plan the management of human resources in a farm business covering:
  • Develop methods for managing the physical resources of a farm business including managing equipment, machinery and buildings.
  • Develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business, covering topics:

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Strategic Planning
    • Planning procedures
    • Policy formulation approach
    • Strategic management approach
    • Initial strategy approach
    • Farm business structures
    • Management plans
    • Financial terminolgy and the money market
    • Finding finance; rural finance sources
    • Financial terminology and record keeping
    • Contract law
    • Elements of a simple contract
    • Offers, acceptance, consideration
    • Strategic plans
    • Trusts
  2. Business Plans
    • Farm planning
    • Quality management systems
    • Whole farm planning
    • Preparing a business plan
    • Integrated production plans
  3. Business Assessment
    • Business goals
    • Factors involved in business assessment
    • Considering factors affecting your business
    • Drawing conclusions
  4. Viability Analysis
    • Assessing profit
    • Risk analysis and managing risk
    • Standards; cost efficiency
    • Cost of production
    • Quality and quantity standards
    • Financial records
    • The bookkeeping process
    • End of period accounting
    • Cash flow
    • Example of budget
    • Sensitivity analysis
  5. Management Strategies
    • Organising the workplace
    • Scheduling; production systems
    • System variables
    • Animal production systems
    • Lot feeding
    • Cropping systems
    • Polyculture
    • Office systems
    • Computers
    • Business diversification
    • Value adding
  6. Human Resources
    • Supervision
    • Oganisational structures
    • Leadership
    • Workplace changes
    • Interviewing, recruitment and staff induction
    • Giving instructions
    • Managing human resources
    • Work scheduling
    • Occupational Health and safety
    • Duty of care
    • Protective equipment
    • Dealing with chemicals
    • Handling tools and equipment
    • Safety auditing
  7. Physical Resources
    • Managing equipment
    • Machinery and building
    • Managing physical resources
    • Engineering efficiency
    • Animal structures
  8. Natural Resources
    • Regulations and legislation
    • Land care programs
    • Rehabilitation
    • Trees; erosion control
    • Soil degradation
    • Salinity
    • Soil acidification
    • Compaction
    • Chemical residues
    • Water management
    • Water quality
    • Irrigation and watering systems

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Online Farm Management Course

    Study a  range of  topics related to farm management

    Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today’s world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success!  Through this course, learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business.

    • Improve your farm management knowledge and skills.
    • 100 hours self paced study.
    • Study in your own time at your own pace.

    Course Aims

    • Develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business.
    • Learn how to prepare a Farm Business Plan.
    • Develop methods for assessing the operations of a Farm Business.
    • Analyse the viability of different production enterprises:
    • Develop strategies for managing different farm production enterprises, covering workplace organisation and crop scheduling.
    • Plan the management of human resources in a farm business covering:
    • Develop methods for managing the physical resources of a farm business including managing equipment, machinery and buildings.
    • Develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business, covering topics:

    Course Outline

    There are 8 lessons in this course:

    1. Strategic Planning
      • Planning procedures
      • Policy formulation approach
      • Strategic management approach
      • Initial strategy approach
      • Farm business structures
      • Management plans
      • Financial terminolgy and the money market
      • Finding finance; rural finance sources
      • Financial terminology and record keeping
      • Contract law
      • Elements of a simple contract
      • Offers, acceptance, consideration
      • Strategic plans
      • Trusts
    2. Business Plans
      • Farm planning
      • Quality management systems
      • Whole farm planning
      • Preparing a business plan
      • Integrated production plans
    3. Business Assessment
      • Business goals
      • Factors involved in business assessment
      • Considering factors affecting your business
      • Drawing conclusions
    4. Viability Analysis
      • Assessing profit
      • Risk analysis and managing risk
      • Standards; cost efficiency
      • Cost of production
      • Quality and quantity standards
      • Financial records
      • The bookkeeping process
      • End of period accounting
      • Cash flow
      • Example of budget
      • Sensitivity analysis
    5. Management Strategies
      • Organising the workplace
      • Scheduling; production systems
      • System variables
      • Animal production systems
      • Lot feeding
      • Cropping systems
      • Polyculture
      • Office systems
      • Computers
      • Business diversification
      • Value adding
    6. Human Resources
      • Supervision
      • Oganisational structures
      • Leadership
      • Workplace changes
      • Interviewing, recruitment and staff induction
      • Giving instructions
      • Managing human resources
      • Work scheduling
      • Occupational Health and safety
      • Duty of care
      • Protective equipment
      • Dealing with chemicals
      • Handling tools and equipment
      • Safety auditing
    7. Physical Resources
      • Managing equipment
      • Machinery and building
      • Managing physical resources
      • Engineering efficiency
      • Animal structures
    8. Natural Resources
      • Regulations and legislation
      • Land care programs
      • Rehabilitation
      • Trees; erosion control
      • Soil degradation
      • Salinity
      • Soil acidification
      • Compaction
      • Chemical residues
      • Water management
      • Water quality
      • Irrigation and watering systems

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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