Running your Agri-Business Profitably

If you want to learn how to manage your farm as a profitable business, this course is ideal for you!

Upon completion, learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to inputs, sourcing and resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture.

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If you want to learn how to manage your farm as a profitable business, this course is ideal for you!

Upon completion, learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to inputs, sourcing and resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture.

We will cover basics such as:

  1. Store inputs,
  2. Production Management,
  3. The importance of marketing on your farming enterprise,
  4. The principles of Human Resources on the farm,
  5. How to choose the best cultivar for your enterprise and plan accordingly,
  6. Understanding your expenditure and income to ensure profitability and future forecast planning.

116240 Store Inputs

1
Lesson 1_Agri-Inputs
6:12
2
Lesson 2_Receiving Inputs
2:26
3
Lesson 3_Receiving Stock
4:22
4
Lesson 4_Stock Notes and Delivered Goods
3:28
5
Lesson 5_Stock Control
5:33
6
Lesson 6_Dispatching and Returning Stock
4:54
7
Lesson 7_Toxic Chemicals
3:56
8
Lesson 8_Transporting dangerous goods
3:27
9
Lesson 9_Health and Safety
10:10
10
Lesson 10_Selecting Suppliers
3:45
11
Lesson 11_Maintaining Equipment
2:29

116218 Production Management

1
Lesson 1_Planning
3:22
2
Lesson 2_What to produce that the market wants
2:53
3
Lesson 3_Financial Viability
2:57
4
Lesson 4_Scheduling
6:44
5
Lesson 5_Product Optimisation
2:21
6
Lesson 6_Measuring production output
3:25
7
Lesson 7_Statistical Analysis
4:52

116164 Demonstrate an understanding of importance of marketing

1
Lesson 1_Marketing Introduction
2:40
2
Lesson 2_The 4 Ps
1:20
3
Lesson 3_Supply and Demand
3:40
4
Lesson 4_Demand vs Production
5:44
5
Lesson 5_Supply and Demand
2:56
6
Lesson 6_The effect of Price
4:32
7
Lesson 7_The first 5Ps
3:48
8
Lesson 8_Promotion
5:01

116159 Recording of the Income and different costs in an agri business

1
Lesson 1_Capital and Sources of Income
7:13
2
Lesson 2_The best loan for you
5:52
3
Lesson 3_Long, Medium and Short Term Loans
4:42
4
Lesson 4_A Balance Sheet
1:08
5
Lesson 5_Planning for a Profit
7:18
6
Lesson 6_Profit Calculations
3:09
7
Lesson 7_Source documents for record keeping
4:18
8
Lesson 8_Record Keeping Journals
4:01
9
Lesson 9_An income statement for record keeping decisions
3:06

116113 The principles of HR in agri-businesses

1
Lesson 1_HR and the Law
6:08
2
Lesson 2_A Job Description
3:18
3
Lesson 3_Contracts and Evaluation
3:48
4
Lesson 4_Health and Safety
4:07

116081 Enterprise selection and planning

1
Lesson 1_Soil as a natural resource
5:19
2
Lesson 2_The characteristics of soil
5:27
3
Lesson 3_Water as a natural resource
4:18
4
Lesson 4_Climate as a natural resource
6:50
5
Lesson 5_Internal Infrastructure
5:52
6
Lesson 6_External Infrastructure
2:07
7
Lesson 7_Existing Infrastructure
1:37
8
Lesson 8_Stock required
3:22
9
Lesson 9_Production Cycles and Record Keeping
4:21
10
Lesson 10_Harvesting Practices
4:26
11
Lesson 11_Harvesting and Hygiene Practices
4:45
12
Lesson 12_Post harvest practices
8:24

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