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Understanding and Developing an Agribusiness



Authors as Published

Michael Barrowclough, Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech*; Mary-Katherine Rhudy, Agriculture Teacher, Glade Spring and Damascus Middle Schools, Washington County, Virginia; Crystal Peek, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, 4-H, Washington County; Alya Wilk, Graduate Student, Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Shannon Wiley, Graduate Student, Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; and Hannah Scherer, Assistant Professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech *Michael Barrowclough is currently an Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University

This publication is available is an enhanced digital version and PDF.

This publication is a teaching resource (series of lesson plans) developed by a participant in the Graduate Extension Scholars (GES) program.

The goal of this module is to teach youth about the wide-ranging business possibilities available to them through agriculture. Developing youth understanding of why and how agribusinesses are developed and why some are more successful than others will provide valuable awareness and knowledge that can be applied when beginning their own agribusiness.

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Publication Date

December 20, 2018