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Economics Of Food And Agriculture, David L. Debertin Jan 2014

Economics Of Food And Agriculture, David L. Debertin

Agricultural Economics Textbook Gallery

This is a heavily‐revised version of an introductory agricultural economics textbook, Economics of Food and Agriculture, that was originally published by Kendall Hunt in 1990. The material is intended for use as a series of classroom presentations for an introductory agricultural economics course. No mathematics prerequisites other than basic algebra are required.


Applied Microeconomics: Consumption, Production And Markets, David L. Debertin Jun 2012

Applied Microeconomics: Consumption, Production And Markets, David L. Debertin

Agricultural Economics Textbook Gallery

This is a microeconomic theory book designed for upper-division undergraduate students in economics and agricultural economics. This is a free pdf download of the entire book. As the author, I own the copyright. Amazon markets bound print copies of the book at amazon.com at a nominal price for classroom use. The book can also be ordered through college bookstores using the following ISBN numbers:

  • ISBN‐13: 978‐1475244342
  • ISBN-10: 1475244347

Basic introductory college courses in microeconomics and differential calculus are the assumed prerequisites. The last, tenth, chapter of the book reviews some mathematical principles basic to the other chapters ...


Dairy Goats, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert Oct 2010

Dairy Goats, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert

Extension and Outreach Publications

This fact sheet is a special project of the Leopold Center Policy Initiative and ISU Beginning Farmer Center. It is designed to give producers an idea about alternative enterprises that might work in their operation with regard to level of knowledge, capital and other factors.


Christmas Trees, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert Oct 2010

Christmas Trees, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert

Extension and Outreach Publications

This fact sheet is a special project of the Leopold Center Policy Initiative and ISU Beginning Farmer Center. It is designed to give producers an idea about alternative enterprises that might work in their operation with regard to level of knowledge, capital and other factors.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna Nov 2009

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Farmland Ownership And Tenure In Iowa 2007, Michael Duffy, Darnell Smith, Jennifer E. Reutzel Nov 2008

Farmland Ownership And Tenure In Iowa 2007, Michael Duffy, Darnell Smith, Jennifer E. Reutzel

Extension and Outreach Publications

This study focuses on forms of ownership and tenancy in Iowa in 2007.


Resource Conservation Practices: Consideration In Selecting No-Till, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Michael D. Duffy Jul 2008

Resource Conservation Practices: Consideration In Selecting No-Till, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Michael D. Duffy

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Consider the advantages of a no-till system. This publication looks at weed control, residue management, equipment requirements, nutrient management and the results of yield and economic return studies.


Growing Lavender In Western Australia, Aileen Reid Aug 2000

Growing Lavender In Western Australia, Aileen Reid

Bulletins 4000 -

Lavender oil is an essential oil, derived from plants (genus Lavendulai primarily by steam distillation of the flowers. There are several types of lavender oil. The 'true' lavender oil, and the most highly prized, comes from Lavendula augustifolia; it is primarily used in the fragrance and perfume industry. World production is about 200 tonnes per year. Spike lavender oil, derived from Lavendula latifolia, has a world production of about 150-200 tonnes per year. Lavandin oil is derived from hybrids of L. augustifolia x L. latifolia that yield much higher than L. augustifolia but the oil is lower quality, hence it ...