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2/8 Course Overview 

          American Farm Issues: Technology, Policy, and Profitability: Critical Issues

2/15 How Farms Work: Making Decisions

           Enterprise Decisions;   Machinery & Equipment Management Decisions

2/22 Financial Foundations of the Farm & Government Support for the Farm

Guests:  Ken Bounds, Vice-President, Chesapeake Farm Credit
3/1 -    The Farm Services Agency & Marketing Farm Products (Grain, Vegetables, Milk, Meat)
            Government Programs for Agriculture and Guaranteed Loans for Start-Up Farm Operations.
Guests: Keith Carlisle, Richard Papen, George Haenlein, Jim Schiff
              RobinTally, State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency
3/8    Economics of Alternative Uses of Agriculural Products:  Ethanol and Beyond
            Ethanol Team Project Reports
 Guest:  Stewart Ramsey, Senior Economist, Principle, DRI WEFA, Inc.
3/15 Environmental Issues, Irrigation Resources and Agriculture
Guests:  Kevin Donnelly, Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
                  John Talley, Associate Director, Delaware Geological Survey
3/22   Poultry Production Issues and New Technologies

             Guest:    Dr. Gary Van Wicklin, University of Delaware

3/29 No Class Spring Break

4/5 No Class Spring Break

4/12 New Technologies in Agriculture

4/19 New Technologies in Agriculture

Page Last Updated:    27 Feb 02