Teaching Activities

Crops - Livestock - Whole Farm - Business Development

Crops

Costs & Returns    
Corn and Soybean County Yields A1-14
  A2-11
Iowa Crop Production Cost Budgets A1-20
Iowa Crop Production Cost Budgets & Custom Rates 1 A1-20
  A3-10
Iowa Crop Production Cost Budgets & Custom Rates 2 A1-20
  A3-10
Grain Drying Costs A1-20
Corn and Soybean Loan Rate and LDPs A1-38
  A1-24
Managing Risk with Crop Insurance A1-48
Multiple Peril Crop Insurance A1-48
  A1-52
Important Crop Insurance Dates A1-50
Pricing Forage in the Field A1-65

 

Storage & Markets    
Grain Marketing Terms A2-05
  A2-40
Cost of Storing Grain A2-33
Grain Storage Investment Comparison A2-35
Condominium Grain Storage A2-36
Corn Price Basis A2-40
  A2-41
Grain Price Hedging Basics A2-60
Using Hedging in a Marketing Program 1 A2-61
Using Hedging in a Marketing Program 2 A2-61
Hedging vs. Forward Cash Contracting 1 A2-62
Hedging vs. Forward Cash Contracting 2 A2-62
Grain Price Options Basics A2-66
Grain Price Options Basics & Options Tools to Reduce Risk A2-66
  A2-67
Options Tools to Reduce Price Risk A2-67
Options Tools to Enhance Price A2-68

 

Machinery    
Custom Farming: An Alternative to Leasing A3-15
Fuel Required for Field Operations A3-27
Machinery Cost Calculations A3-29
Grain Transportation Costs A3-29
Joint Machinery Ownership A3-34
Motor Vehicle Costs A3-40

 

Other    
Specialty Grain Terms A3-50

 

Livestock

Costs & Returns    
Livestock Planning Prices and Enterprise Budgets B1-10
  B1-21
Livestock Enterprise Budgets 1 B1-21
Livestock Enterprise Budgets 2 B1-21

 

Markets    
Seasonal Hog Price Pattern & Hog Price Chages by Two-week Periods B2-14
  B2-15
Seasonal Cattle Price Patterns B2-19
Understanding Livestock Basis B2-40
Lean Hog Basis B2-41
Hedging of Livestock 1 B2-50
Hedging of Livestock 2 B2-50

 

Whole Farm

Costs & Returns    
Farm Analysis Terms C1-05
Costs and Returns C1-10
Pricing for Profit C1-55

 

Leasing    
Cash Rental Rates C2-10
Cash Rental Rate Estimator C2-20
Flexible Lease Agreements C2-21
Crop-share Lease Provisions C2-30

 

Financial    
Financial Terms C3-05
  C3-15
Net Worth Statements C3-19
  C3-20
Net Income Statements C3-25
Financial Performance C3-55

 

Human Resources    
Survey of Wages and Benefits of Farm Employees C1-60
Bonus Plans for Farm Employees C1-61

 

Legal & Taxes    
Business Arrangement C4-40

 

Transition & Estate Planning    
Getting Started C4-10
  C4-11
  C4-12
  C4-13
  C4-14
  C4-15
Dividing Income C4-16
Business Arrangements C4-41
  C4-42
  C4-43
  C4-44
  C4-45
Partnership and Corporation C4-46
  C4-47
Making it Work C4-70
  C4-71
  C4-72
  C4-73
Resolving Family and Business Conflicts C4-74
Developing Capable Business Managers C4-75

 

Weights & Measurements    
Metric Conversions C6-80

 

Other    
Strategic Planning Terms C6-40
Strategic Management for Farm Businesses C6-41

 

Business Decisions

Starting a Business    
Adding Value C5-01
What is an Entrepreneur? C5-07
Obtaining a Business Loan C5-95
Understanding the Time Value of Money C5-96

 

Marketing    
Product Marketing Terms C5-14
Product Branding C5-50
  C5-51
  C5-52
  C5-53
  C5-54

 

Operating a Business    
Choosing Among Alternatives C5-152

 

Analysis    
Barriers to Entry and Exit C5-200
Demand C5-204
Economics of Scope, Economics of Size, and the Experience Curve C5-205
  C5-206
  C5-208
Elasticity of Demand C5-207
Managerial Costs C5-209
Opportunity Costs C5-210
Product Life Cycle C5-211

 

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