NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Jun 06, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 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.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture


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

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