Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Farm Management * TEP   308 6 2 2 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Tuna ALEMDAR
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiTUNA ALEMDAR1. Öğretim Grup:A
To teach major concepts in farm management; to introduce general state and major classification forms of agricultural companies in Turkey; to teach the distinctive features of agricultural entities; to provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of specialization and diversifications in farms; to equip students with the basic knowledge about farm records; inventories, balance and capital; and to teach theoretical and practical infromation regarding assessment methods, cost calculations, and results of annual farm activities.
Concepts related to economics of farm business and farm management; classification of farms and current situation in Turkey; characteristics of farms and differences between farm and non-farm businesses; enterprise selection and enterprise combination; factors affecting operation of farms; farm records; preparing inventories; capital structure of farms; valuation methods; depreciation calculation methods; costs in agricultural production; annual results of farm operations; risk and uncertainty; farm planning

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
is be able to explain and apply basic theories related to major science and engineering courses in order to form a foundation which enables him/her to understand advanced level subjects related to his/her profession
is able to describe, intorduce and evaluate crop and animal production techniques, tools and equipment used in this area and explain role, importance and development of agriculture in national and world economy
is able to describe characteristics and interrelations of all stages from production to consumption in agricultural sector; is able to describe basic concepts related to efficienct and sustianable use of resources; is able to explain and apply basic econ
is able to explain concepts, thought, theory and methods related to major economic, social, natural, cultural, institutional, organizational and legal factors affecting activities in agricultural sector and rural areas, also national and international for
is able to apply basic principles of economics to the problemes encountered in agricultural sector
is able to show and express economic and social data to be used in agricultural decision making process in tables, graphs and mathematical symbols
is able to apply ecosystem, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, rural development, planning and technology use related knowledge to crop and animal production and marketing processes
determines required data related to the analysis of problems encountered in agricultural sector, critically examines and uses those data, selects a proper frame, model and method for the analysis, and evaluates results of the analysis
uses basic information technologies in the analysis of economic and social data and uses software prepared for this purpose and interpretes results
is able to carry studies related to his/her field independently and according to the legal procedures; is able to give consultancy, supervising, and expertise services in those fields; is able to join to team works
is able to get access to actual and updated information in the field; is able to inquire knowledge obtained and use them for public benefit according to the purpose selected
is able to communicate with sepacialist and non-specialist people both in verbal and written form; is able to select most appropriate communications methods; is able to develop cooperation with stakeholders on producer and organization basis
acquires general and professional foreign language command at a sufficient level to observe professional developments and communicate with colleagues;is able to use information and communication technologies
is able to identify problems that can be encountered in agricultural sector; determines their context, evaluates effects of solutions, projects and policies applied in this context, produces solutions, projects and policy alternatives, foresees possible
is able to describe historical development of the profession, ethical principles obligatory during the performance of the profession and to be consicous of meticulous application of these principles

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Farm management; related concepts; historical development and present situation; goals in farm management; concept of management; functions of management Lecture notes and recommended resources
2 Decision making process; aims and stages of strategic and tactical management Lecture notes and recommended resources
3 Classification of farm enterprises; input and output oriented measures in farm size classification Lecture notes and recommended resources
4 Distinguishing features of agricultural enterprises; factors affecting forming of agricultural enterprises Lecture notes and recommended resources
5 The Balance Sheet and its analysis: inventories, asset valuation, different methods for asset valuation Lecture notes and recommended resources
6 The Balance Sheet and Its Analysis: examples and analysis Lecture notes and recommended resources
7 The Income Statement and Its Analysis Lecture notes and recommended resources
8 The Income Statement and Its Analysis: examples and analysis; Enterprise budgets Lecture notes and recommended resources
9 Midterm Exam All lecture notes and recommended resources
10 Partial Budgets Lecture notes and recommended resources
11 Whole Farm Planning Lecture notes and recommended resources
12 Cash Flow Budgets Lecture notes and recommended resources
13 Cost Calculations for Agricultural Commodities Lecture notes and recommended resources
14 Investment Analysis; Ownership Costs Lecture notes and recommended resources
15 Land Use and Cost Calculations Lecture notes and recommended resources
16-17 Final Exam All lecture notes and recommended resources

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