Agribusiness - Level 3 (Semester 1)
Teacher in Charge: C. Hays
Agribusiness is defined as a course of study that integrates all the primary industries and businesses. Primary industries include: agriculture, aquaculture, dairy manufacturing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood, and sports turf and form the basis of modern primary production.
Primary industry businesses, often called agribusinesses, include companies that are involved along the whole value chain including the manufacture, production operations, storage, processing, distribution of product and supplies, marketing of primary products and items made from them, along with support industries.
Course material is based around newly created Agribusiness achievement standards developed under four strands, Science and technology, Innovation, Management and finance and Marketing. Virtual classroom technology will allow us to bring the sector to the students through a variety of online links to farms, key industry businesses, speakers from across the sector and tertiary institutions.
Through the focused learning of agribusiness, students engage in future and innovative thinking and develop problem-solving strategies and lifelong skills. They build knowledge of the whole operation, and are encouraged to find innovative solutions to challenging operational issues.
Future Proofing Strategies
- involves analysing future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business.
- Future proofing strategies are courses of action that address influences on a business and may affect long term viability of the business. The strategies could be innovative and revolutionary.
Innovation in the Value Chain
- analysing how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain.
Innovation refers to a new method, resource, idea or product that results in adding value. Examples include:
• transparent value chains
• biosecurity methods
• apps for digital devices
• GPS trackers and drones for delivery
• precision horticulture
• business collaborations
Value chain refers to a set of activities in a process in order to deliver a product or service to the market from producer to consumer. Examples include:
• consumer distribution
• market research
• product research and development
• quality control
Financing Options for Capital Purchases
- analysing the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business.
- this includes evaluating the consequence(s) using financial and non-financial information, and justifying the best option for the business. The justification includes evaluating the impact of this option on the business.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Field trips $50
Students must have a genuine interest in Agriculture, and be willing to apply this interest to business situations.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
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