15th Congress Proceedings
Agribusiness Planning - Teaching And Cases At The The University Of Saskatchewan, Canada
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) offers 2 courses in agribusiness planning where students form groups of 3 or 4 and prepare a complete business plan for an actual or planned agribusiness. Individuals or groups wishing to have a agribusiness plan completed can apply to the U of S and a student group will be assigned to their project. The components of a business plan includes the following sections; the executive summary, the introduction to the business being planned, the industry overview, the operations plan, the human resources plan, the marketing plan, and the financial plan which includes 10 years of financial projections. The paper also includes brief descriptions of a number of business plans completed by the students in the last number of years. Keywords - agribusiness, planning, teaching, cases.