This course is a study of techniques and principles of finance applied to agricultural and personal investment decisions. Credit analysis of agribusiness firms using financial statements, firm growth, capital budgeting, and tax considerations. Focus on the analysis of the capital structure of agriculture and sources of capital. Topics include financial intermediation, financial intermediaries, preparation and interpretation of financial statements and cash flows. Students develop skills for business financial planning for local, regional, statewide and, national agribusinesses.