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Online Teaching Database Portal

Welcome to the AETR Online Teaching Database. The aim of the online teaching database is to provide access to a library of innovative, helpful and inspiring set of resources, including teaching notes, instructional materials, active learning exercises, classroom games, case studies, and other helpful resources for new teachers, instructors and professionals in agricultural and applied economics, as well as agribusiness economics and management.

Submitting to the AETR Online Teaching Database

Please submit material by clicking on the link below. AETR welcomes submission of teaching notes, instructional materials, active learning exercises, classroom games, case studies, and other materials to be posted online for open access. Author(s) may feel that such materials are too interactive or may not be conducive to a traditional article type submission. The online teaching database provides a place for open access of these materials. Author(s) will have the option to make these materials password protected and accessible only by instructors and related professionals.

Materials submitted for the online teaching database will be peer reviewed by peers to ensure quality of content, as well as that content is understandable and translatable for other users. Submissions are not formally published in AETR but provided open access online. All submissions must include a statement discussing the teaching, educational material, or innovation being submitted. The statement must describe the submitted material and its significance for advancing teaching and educational methods. The note must not be longer than 500 words in length. If a website is linked to the material being submitted, be sure to include this within the note.

Recently Added Materials

  1. Online Quizzes and Exam on Demand and Price Analysis
    Yuliya Bolotova, Clemson University
    The manuscript presents three quizzes and exam on demand and price analysis taught in a senior level “Prices” course. The quizzes and exam are developed for conducting student assessment in on-line format; they are Canvas-based. The quizzes and exam cover several topics on demand and price analysis, which are explained in standard textbooks in the areas of agricultural markets and prices, and managerial economics. The answers to questions are structured using a multiple-choice format. The answer keys are provided. The manuscript also presents a summary of lecture topics, a list of economic concepts and definitions, and a summary of economic and econometric models used in the empirical demand and price analysis. 

Database Materials

Database materials are organized by subject area within agricultural economics, applied economics, and agribusiness economics and management. Each item in the database includes information about the title, subject areas and abstract. To obtain materials we will require to request the materials by filling out an online form to gain access based on authors’ guidelines, but at times direct links to summary documents and supplementary materials will be provided. If a contributor wishes to track downloads and use of their materials, as well as protect certain elements, you will find a submission button with the material requesting you to fill out a simple form before gaining access to the materials. For certain submissions, materials may be emailed to you if requested by the author.

Case Studies

Case studies include case studies for classroom use for a wide range of areas in the fields of agricultural economics, applied economics and agribusiness economics and management.

Introductory and Principles of Agricultural Economics and Economics

 


Agribusiness Economics

Occupational Health and Safety Issues at Agribusiness Retailers
By:
Erik Hanson, North Dakota State University and Michael Boland, University of Minnesota
AETR Article

Capital Budgeting Analysis of a Vertically Integrated Egg Firm: Conventional and Cage Free Egg Production
By:
Carlos J.O. Trejo-Pech, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Susan White, University of Maryland
AETR Article

The Feasibility of Investing in a High-Speed Grain-Handling Facility in Kansas
By:
Pedro Masi and Keith Harris, Kansas State University
AETR Article

Mycogen: Building a Seed Company for the Twenty-First Century
By: Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

XSInc.com. Redefining Agricultural Input Supply
By: Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri, Carrie Cunningham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and James Kaufman, University of Missouri
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Zeneca Group PLC
By: Ralph Sykes, Tom Funk, and Steve Hawkins, University of Guelph
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

The Cranberry Industry at the Crossroads
By: Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Michael Boland, and David Barton, Kansas State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Vertical Coordination in the Malting Barley Industry: A ‘Silver Bullet’ for Coors?
By: Michael Boland, Kansas State University,  Gary Bester, Montana State University, and Wendy Umberger, Colorado State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Emerge Interactive Case Study
By: Lacey Menasco, John Foltz, Joseph Guenthner and Steven Shook, University of Idaho
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Sun-Maid Growers of California
By: Michael Boland, Kansas State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. Innovation and Growth in Sustainable Food Products
By: Aaron J. Johnson, University of Idaho and H. Christopher Peterson, Michigan State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Imagination Farms, Licensing, and Marketing Disney Garden Fresh Produce to Children
By: Roberta Cook, University of California, Davis, Allen Wysocki, University of FLorida and Lisa House, University of Florida
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery: Uncorking Sustainable Growth in the Boutique Wine Industry
By: Michelle M. Santiago, Sam Houston State University and Michael Sykuta, University of Missouri
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Expanding the Shepherd’s Grain Brand: The Crossroads of Economics and Uncertainty
By: Aaron J. Johnson, University of Idaho and Rodney B. Holcomb, Oklahoma State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Excel Co-op: Responding to Biofuels
By: Jay Akridge, Maud Roucan, Allan Gray, Mike Boehlje and Christos Bitsanis, Purdue University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Sunsweet Growers: Prunes as Part of a Healthy Diet
By: Jena Silva, Kansas State University, Michael Boland, University of Minnesota and John Crespi, Kansas State University
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Beyond Precision Ag: If Big Data’s the Answer, What’s the Question?
By: Steve Sonka
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Loftus Ranches: A Hop into the Future
By: David A. Widmar, Allan W. Gray and Michael D. Boehlje
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Burgerville – Fresh Out of Local and Sustainable
By: James Sterns, Oregon State University and Jeff Harvey, Burgerville
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Transactions Costs and Governance Structures: The Case of Great Lakes Cooperative and Green Plains Renewable Energy
By: Gregory McKee and Keri Jacobs
AEM Case Study for the Annual GSS Case Study Competition

Agricultural Finance

Consolidation in the Farm Credit System: The Case of AgCountry and United
By:
Erik D. Hanson, North Dakota State University
AETR Article


Industrial Organization

 


Management

The Ethical Choice: Confronting Ethical Dilemmas with Industry Participants in Curriculum
By:
Cheryl Wachenheim, North Dakota State University
AETR Article

Farm and Ranch Management

Red Stick Farm: Planning for the Future
By:
Maria Bampasidou and Whitney R. McKinzie, Louisiana State University
AETR Article

Even Robots Need a House: The Robotic Milking System Facility Investment Decision Case Study
By:
Ryan Feuz and Ryan Larsen, Utah State University
AETR Article

Microeconomics and Production Economics

A Fire Sale for an Incombustible Commodity: Entry and Exit in the Helium Market
By:
Katherine Lacy, Elliott Parker, Olga Shapoval and Todd Sørensen, University of Nevada, Reno
AETR Article

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

 


International Trade

 


International Development

 


Marketing

 


Agricultural Policy

Government Cheese: A Case Study of Price Supports
By:
Katherine Lacy, University of Nevada, Reno; Todd Sørensen, University of Nevada, Reno; Eric Gibbons, The Ohio State University at Marion
AETR Article

Statistics, Econometrics, Math Programming and Data Analysis

 


Other Resources

 


Resources and Practice

Resources and practices materials will help teaching faculty and instructors with and include submissions on diversity and inclusion, pedagogy, enhancing student engagement, classroom management, communicating with students, amongst others that.

Diversity and Inclusion

Teaching about Diversity and Racism in Food Systems: An Example for Agricultural Economics and Related Departments
By:
Jane Kolodinsky and Daniel Tobin, University of Vermont
AETR Article

Online and Remote Learning

Personalizing Online Classes: The Use of Evaluation and Participation Tools
By:
Luis Peña-Lévano, University of Florida
AETR Article

So You Want to Run a Classroom Experiment Online? The Good, The Bad, and the Different
By:
Stephen N. Morgan, USDA Economics Research Service; Misti D. Sharp, University of Florida; and Kelly A Grogan, University of Florida
AETR Article

No Honor Among Cheaters: A “Prisoner’s Dilemma” Approach to Reduce Cheating in Online Classes.
By:
Jeffrey S. Young, Murray State University
AETR Article

Insights from Asynchronous Lecture Viewing Behavior
By:
Michael Black, Texas A&M University
AETR Article

Student Engagement, Active and Experiential Learning and Pedagogy

An Authentic Learning Approach to Group Assignments: An Analysis of Student Abilities
By:
Roger Brown, University of Kentucky; Na Zuo, University of Arizona; Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky; and Steven Buck, University of Kentucky
AETR Article

The Project Manager/Private Contractor Approach to Group Assignments
By:
Roger Brown, University of Kentucky; Na Zuo, University of Arizona; Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky; and Steven Buck, University of Kentucky
AETR Article

The Do Now: A Simple, but Effective Active Learning Strategy
By:
LaPorchia A. Collins, Tulane University
AETR Article

Enhancing Student Engagement in a Changing Academic Environment – Tested Innovations for Traditional Classes and Online Teaching
By:
Kristin Kiesel, University of California -Davis; Na Zuo, University of Arizona; Zoë T. Plakias, The Ohio State University; Luis M. Peña-Lévano, University of Florida; Andrew Barkley, Kansas State University; Katherine Lacy, University of Nevada – Reno; Erik Hanson, North Dakota State University; and Julianne Treme, North Carolina State University
AETR Article

Flipping Together: A Collaborative Approach to a Flipped Class
By:
Kasee L. Smith, Aaron J. Johnson and Dain. R. Johnson
AETR Article

Class and Teaching Assessments

Assessing Students Learning Using a Digital Grading Platform
By:
Andrew W. Stevens, Mississippi State University
AETR Article

Communicating with Students

 


Student Support

Curating Campus Support Resources to Provide Easy Access for All Students
By:
Kristin Kiesel, Bwalya Lungu and Mark Wilson, University of California, Davis
AETR Article

Other Resources

 


Teaching and Instructional Materials

Teaching and instructional materials include well developed syllabi, detailed notes, innovative lecture materials, exams, projects, and other relevant materials that help teaching faculty and instructors with finding new material, enhancing their instruction, and improving teaching in the profession.

Introductory and Principles of Agricultural Economics and Economics

Teaching Undergraduate Economics: Emphasize Early the Meaning of Vertical Distances and of Their Summation Over Quantities
By:
Matthew G. Interis
AETR Article

Facilitating Higher Order Learning: Examining Student Outcomes after a Course Redesign
By:
Anna Josephosn, University of Arizona; Larry DeBoer, Purdue University; Dave Nelson, Purdue University; and Angelika Zissimopoulos, University of Chicago
AETR Article

Teaching Principles of Microeconomics with the Economics Media Library
By:
Kelsi Hobbs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Jadrian Wooten, The Pennsylvania State University
AETR Article

Agricultural Finance

 


Industrial Organization

 


Agribusiness Economics

 


Management

 


Farm and Ranch Management

 


Microeconomics and Production Economics

Online Quizzes and Exam on Demand and Price Analysis
By
: Yuliya Bolotova, Clemson University
Description: The manuscript presents three quizzes and exam on demand and price analysis taught in a senior level “Prices” course. The quizzes and exam are developed for conducting student assessment in on-line format; they are Canvas-based. The quizzes and exam cover several topics on demand and price analysis, which are explained in standard textbooks in the areas of agricultural markets and prices, and managerial economics. The answers to questions are structured using a multiple-choice format. The answer keys are provided. The manuscript also presents a summary of lecture topics, a list of economic concepts and definitions, and a summary of economic and econometric models used in the empirical demand and price analysis.
Copyright Licensing:  CC-BY-NC-SA
Date Published Online: May 13, 2021
Date Last Updated: May 13, 2021

Enhancing the Teaching of Product Substitutes/Complements: A Pedagogical Note on Diversion Ratios
By:
Oral Capps, Jr. and Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University
AETR Article

Teaching Competition Topics: Applications of Seller Market Power in Agricultural Industries
By:
Yuliya Bolotova, Clemson University
AETR Article

Convenient Economics: The Incorporation and Implications of Convenience in Market Equilibrium Analysis
By:
George Davis, Virginia Tech University
AETR Article

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

 


International Trade

 


International Development

 


Marketing

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes from Participation in a Student Managed Commodity Investment Fund
By:
A. Ford Ramsey and Olga Isengildina-Massa, Virginia Tech University
AETR Article

Agricultural Policy

Interacting with Agricultural Policy 280 Characters at a Time: Twitter in the Classroom
By:
Julianne Treme, North Carolina State University
AETR Article

Statistics, Econometrics, Math Programming and Data Analysis

Calculating and Interpreting Percentage Changes for Economic Analysis
By:
Matthew A. Anderson, University of Wyoming
AETR Article

Using Data Analytics and Decision-Making Tools for Agribusiness Education
By:
Matthew S. Elliott and Lisa M. Elliott, South Dakota State University
AETR Article

Gold in Them Tha-R Hills: A Review of R Packages for Exploratory Data Analysis
By:
Kota Minegishi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and Taro Mieno, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
AETR Article

Making Business Statistics Come Alive: Incorporating Field Trial Data from a Cookstove Study into the Classroom
By:
Andrew M. Simons
AETR Article

Other Resources

 


Classroom Games, Simulations, and Labs

Classroom Games, simulations and labs include a library of classroom games, simulation exercises, experiential learning experiences, economic labs, and similar materials in the fields of agricultural economics, applied economics and agribusiness economics and management.

Introductory and Principles of Agricultural Economics and Economics

 


Agribusiness Economics

 


Agricultural Finance

 


Industrial Organization

 


Management

 


Farm and Ranch Management

 


Microeconomics and Production Economics

 


Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

 


International Trade

 


International Development

 


Marketing

Hedging with Futures: An Experiential Learning Game
By
: John Michael Riley, Oklahoma State University
AETR Article

Agricultural Policy

 


Statistics, Econometrics, Math Programming and Data Analysis

 


Other Resources

 


Extension Education

Extension education materials include extension educational tools; extension decision aides; extension educational documents; extension methodologies; amongst others that help extension professionals with enhancing their extension program and improving extension education in the profession.

Decision Tools and Aides

Developing R Shiny Web Applications for Extension Education
By:
Matthew S. Elliott and Lisa M. Elliott, South Dakota State University
AETR Article

Extension Methods

 


Program Development

Obtaining Extension Stakeholder Input to Influence Extension Education Programming and Staffing Needs
Authors:
Caitlinn B. Lineback, Melissa G.S. McKendree, Jeanine P. Schweihofer and Daniel D. Buskirk, Michigan State University
AETR Article

Presentations

 


Other Resources

 


Online and Remote Learning Teaching Database

A link is provided below to the archived Online Learning and Teaching Resources Portal. The portal was developed in response to the rapid shift to remote learning and teaching to promote social distancing and health during these times. Based on an AAEA survey, this portal provides resources, guidance, advice, materials, and links to promote online learning and teaching in our discipline. All material is accessible to the public and AAEA members.

Last Updated: April 20, 2021

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