Farm Management and Agribusiness

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==External Links==
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.agr.farm Farm Management and Agribusiness] Official US Peace Corps Website
[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.agr.farm Farm Management and Agribusiness] Official US Peace Corps Website
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 26 October 2009

Volunteers work with small-scale farmers, farmers' cooperatives, agribusinesses, and nongovernmental organizations. They teach basic business practices such as marketing, credit price determination, and general business planning; work on crop and livestock production and preservation; assist in organizing networks of local farmers; identify market structures and channels; and perform production cost-and-price analysis.

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[edit] Education

Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in agriculture economics or agribusiness; or a degree that combines agriculture and management; or a business or economics degree combined with a year of hands-on experience in farming or agribusiness; or no college degree and at least three years of experience in farm management and agribusiness.

[edit] Experience

Other relevant experience includes demonstrated interest in agriculture management; farming or gardening work; general knowledge of business, computer skills, research, and networking skills; and the ability to collaborate and share resources with others.

[edit] External Links

Farm Management and Agribusiness Official US Peace Corps Website

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