This AGB 101 Course Guide has been designed and created to help you with the research you will need to do to complete the assignments for this course successfully.
While this guide is intended to save you time and make things easier for you, please do not underestimate the time and effort that is required for this type of research.
Please invest the time and effort to learn to use the resources in this guide. By the completion of this course, you will have a skill set that will be one of the most important and valuable things you will need as you proceed with your education and career.
Information about the current size and growth of the organic industry in California in terms of acres, farm gate sales and number of growers statewide and by commodity, commodity group, county, and region, based on California Department of Agriculture registration data.
Western Growers is an agricultural trade association whose members from Arizona and California grow, pack and ship 90 percent of the fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California and 75 percent of those commodities in Arizona.
Nearly every commodity in the class will be covered in one of the Outlook Reports Newsletters. Find your main commodity area (Livestock, Dairy and Poultry; Fruits and Tree Nuts, Vegetables and Melons, Feed (grains); Rice, Cotton and Wool, Wheat.). These are especially useful for Parts 1 and 3 of the term paper.
The economic census provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.
NOTE: Information on privately held companies is often limited, and researching privately held companies can be more challenging. The best resource for finding information about privately held companies is usually the company's own website. Some of the resources listed below may also be helpful.
Mergent Intellect offers private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles. This product is an upgrade to Hoover's Academic and includes access to First Research.
First Research users must start at Mergent Intellect and click through to First Research. Enter any email address at the "Access First Research" screen and click submit.
ABI/INFORM provides in-depth coverage of business issues, management techniques, competitive information, and a variety of other topics. Content includes full-text journals, trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports.