AREC 224 - Introduction to Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

  • 1 credit

Introductory exposure to entrepreneurship for agribusinesses through presentations by industry professionals.

This course can be applied toward:


AREC 202 (Agricultural and Resource Economics) or concurrent registration or ECON 202 (Principles of Microeconomics) or concurrent registration.

Textbooks and Materials

No textbooks are required for this course. All materials are provided online.


W. Marshall Frasier
W. Marshall Frasier

(970) 491-6071 |

Dr. Marshall Frasier's research interests focus on the interface between agricultural production and the natural resource base upon which it relies. Historically, he has done significant work in water allocation and water quality as they relate to agricultural production. More recently, he is expanding his emphasis in livestock and grazing management as consistent with his long-held relationship with Integrated Resource Management. Finally, he is developing an emerging interest in formal evaluation and development of curricular and extracurricular programs for undergraduate students.

Gregory Perry

(970) 491-6955 |

Dr. Greg Perry’s research activity has been wide ranging, but generally fits under the general category of farm management. He has published numerous articles in the area of farm equipment depreciation. The results have become the standard for calculating depreciation by engineers, economists, and others. He is interested in expanding that work into the area of farm equipment repair costs. Another area of work early in his career related to taxes and their impact on the competitive position of U.S. farmers.

Dr. Perry has worked nearly 30 years on water issues in the West, with particular focus on helping farmers identify best management practices to improve water quality and quantity. Much of this work was in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, so he is interested in learning more about water issues in Colorado and the Intermountain West.

Dr. Perry has also had a long-standing interest in undergraduate and graduate programs in agricultural economics. He is interested in trends within the profession, such as student enrollments, number of faculty in academic positions, evaluating program quality, and identifying ways to improve student learning.