Inleiding tot Boerderybestuur/ Introduction to Farm Management

Programme/ Program

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CONTENTS INHOUD

Practical example

1. INTRODUCTION / INLEIDING
2. FARM MANAGEMENT / BOERDERYBESTUUR
3. DECISION-MAKING / BESLUITNEMING
4. THE MANAGING PROCESS / DIE BESTUURSPROSES
4.1 Long- and short-term objectives / Kort- en langtermyn doelstellings
4.2 Planning en organising / Beplanning en organisering
4.3 Implementation / Implementering
4.4 Control / Beheer
5. MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES / BESTUUR VAN PRODUKSIEFAKTORE
5.1 Land / Grond
5.2 Human resources / Menslike hulpbronne
5.3 Capital / Kapitaal
5.4 Management / Bestuur
Planning of short-term objectives and action steps
Implementation of activities
Control of activities
Planning of short-term objectives and actions
Implementation of activities
Control of activities

The course will equip new and potential entrants into the agricultural sector, with little or no previous experience, with knowledge and understanding of managing a farming business enterprise. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify key elements in starting a farming business and explain their importance in running and sustaining it;
  • Explain the concept of management, including the importance of decision-making in its practice;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of general management principles and practice in a farming business;
  • Understand and explain the importance of keeping records to the effective and efficient management of a farming business;
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the kinds of information a farmer needs to determine how well his farming business is doing.

Dr. W. T. Nell Agricultural Management Consultant