Level 3 Agribusiness
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee
Agribusiness is the understanding that the ability to grow primary products is not sufficient to make growers and farmers succeed and that there are many other elements which are also important, such as human resources, innovation, marketing, policy, financial planning and natural resources. It is a University Entrance (UE) approved subject. Major topics include: Future proofing – biosecurity issues in the dairy industry; Innovation – adding value to wine (the Yealands Wine story); Financing options - strategic capital expenditure decisions regarding the citrus industry; Human resource issues – labour availability issues with dairying; Soil science – how modifying soil properties can influence plant growth.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$40. Includes $20 for seed. Any produce grown is Students to take home. $20 also for Field Trip to Vilagrads Winery.
Recommended Prior Learning
Pass in 12 Ag/Hort (external), any 12 Science (external), 12 Geography OR 12 Economics
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15
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.