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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SFR 464 - Forest Resources Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

This is a broadly based course with multiple facets related to the business aspects of forest resource transactions between buyers and sellers; the marketing of forest resources and the development and management of a forest resource related business.  The course includes the principles of contractual agreements, detailed information about the markets for forest resources both local and international, the basic tenets of entrepreneurship and the fundamentals of business ownership, planning and management.  In addition to basic lectures and projects, practitioners discuss their experiences and share information about business management, contracts, the ethics of the buyer-seller interactions, and the marketing of products.  A semester project requires at least one field visit outside of scheduled times.  Students enrolling in the course should have passed at least one course meeting the general education requirement for science with lab or application of science. Course may have field trips during class times.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3