Natural Resources & Environmental Science
*This instructor has left the University of Illinois
Entrepreneurial course developed by Professor Warnock
Entrepreneurship in Horticulture
Horticulture students are well versed in theoretical and applied skills during their tenure as undergraduates. Unfortunately many students upon graduation lack management and decision making skills necessary to prosper in agribusinesses. Specifically students often lack the ability to identify the root source of problems in agribusinesses, develop workable solutions based on available information, and defend their solution choices. This deficiency puts students at a disadvantage upon graduation as real world situations almost always require the use of "one's best guess" because there are unknowns in every decision. The blending of "hands on" applied teaching, such as student run "company", with case studies of modern agribusinesses is an excellent way of developing critical thinking skills in student learners.