Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Business


Agribusiness Department


Wayne Howard


This study was undertaken to determine which skills are most important for students to learn in Cal Poly AGB Finance and Appraisal concentration courses. This report used a mail survey to determine which skills current California Chapter members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers thought most important for rural appraisal students to posses. It is concluded that communication and personal skills are more important for rural appraisal student success. This conclusion is based on analysis of survey responses. On average communication skills were ranked as the most important skills for rural appraisal students to posses followed by personal skills and lastly technical skills.