NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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AGEC 2230 - Intro to Ag Commodities & Futures Markets


This course introduces agricultural commodities markets and their use in risk management. This course uses economic theory and methods to introduce price formation, producer and agribusiness strategies, as well as financial instruments associated with U.S. and international agricultural markets.

Prerequisites:
none

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of AGEC 2230 Introduction to Ag Commodities and Futures Markets, the student will:

  1. Describe the components of futures, options, and other derivative markets
  2. Describe how markets can be used to leverage risk
  3. Trade real world derivative markets in mock software
  4. Navigate trading software
  5. Apply economic analysis and critical thinking to evaluate real-world problems in commodity marketing
  6. Analyze basic commodities markets
  7. Evaluate alternative risk management tools
  8. Conduct research in both the input and output activities of agri-business
  9. Create working models for price discovery in commodities markets


Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 hours/week



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