Center for Viticultural Sciences
The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
Agribusiness is an applied field of study integrating the principles of economics, business and management. It also involves solving operational problems of farms and Agribusiness firms with modern decision making aids, as well as forecasting and strategic planning to meet the rapid changing economic conditions. Career opportunities exist with various private, industries and governmental agencies involved in agricultural marketing, financing, processing, distribution, management, farm supplies, etc.
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation. Also a minimum of 30 semester hours with a grade of "C" or above, are required in the major discipline, (AEB) courses.
Program of Studies
The CESTA Course Catalog can be viewed online by accessing the University General Course Catalog on page 137.
AGG2004 Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (3)
This course has been designed to create awareness, provide introductory experiences, and develop an understanding of all areas of animal Science, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Entomology and Structural Pest Control, Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design.
AEB 3306 Marketing Agricultural Products (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104; ECO 2023. American system of marketing farm products. Organization of marketing system; marketing functions and services; market price determination.
AEB 3143 Agricultural Finance (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, ECO 2023. Economic problems involved in financing agriculture: kind and sources of credit policies of lending institutions; kind and use of legal credit instruments; insurance and taxation.
AEB 3134 Ranch Management (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, ECO 2023. Application of economic and business principles to organization and operation of a farm. Acquisition and organizing farm resources: farm tenure agreements.
AEB 3331 Agriculture Prices (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, ECO 2023. Factors determining prices of farm products. Analyzing price data including relationships between demand and supply of farm products.
AEB 4261 Agricultural Policy (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, 3306, 3143,3331; ECO 2013,2023,3101. Policies relating to developing of agriculture in the United States relationship between problems in agriculture and public policies: appraisal of effect of agricultural policies.
AEB 2104 Economics of Agriculture (3)
Prereq: ECO 2013 and ECO 2023. Introduction to Agriculture Economics. Economics principles as applied to farm production, marketing, demand and finance, farm prices and income.
AEB 4152 Farm Business Analysis (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, ECO 2023, STA 2023. Farm planning based on analysis of specific farm situations. Method of analysis of farm records adjustments in farming program; measures of success in farming.
AEB 4391 Agricultural Cooperation (3)
Prereq: AEB 2104, ECO 2023. Kind of cooperation, methods of organizations and operation; legal requirements for cooperatives.
AEB 4906 Problems in Agri-Economics (3)
Prereq: Selected problems in agricultural economics for research and study; supervised lab source in methods of collecting, analyzing data and writing scientific reports
Faculty and Staff
Michael H. Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor
302 South Perry Paige Building
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Phone: (850) 599-3729