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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Select an agriculture enterprise;
- Describe business goals and create a plan to meet those goals;
- Develop a business description, operations plan, marketing plan, and financial plan;
- Understand risk management strategies;
- Understand, create and analyze financial statements including budgets, production records, income statements, cash flow, and balance sheets;
- Analyze production records to achieve business efficiency and profitability;
- Understand agriculture business financing options; and
- Develop a complete agriculture business plan.
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