Joana Colussi

Dr. Joana Colussi is an instructor and postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She joined the academic work following a 10-year career as an agricultural journalist in Brazil. Afterward, she graduated with a master's in Agribusiness and a Ph.D. in Management at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Joana is also a member of the farmdoc team, an Extension group from the University of Illinois.

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Strategies and Tools to Mitigate Agricultural Risk (Coursera)

Learners will examine risk management strategies for crop production, discuss techniques and programs to mitigate financial risk, and describe the types of rental agreements for agricultural land use. Learners will also explore traditional and innovative risk management strategies used in agricultural food production. [...]

Risks to Crop Production in Agriculture (Coursera)

Learners will be able to describe the crop production cycles of agriculture for annual and permanent crops, explain the financial characteristics and risks of food production, discuss the various types of land ownership and rental agreements for the use of agricultural land, and describe personal, external, and food production [...]

Supply Chain of Agriculture (Coursera)

Learners will be introduced to the production and distribution of agricultural commodities and food products. Topics will cover the full range of the agriculture supply chain, from pre-farm to the consumer, to provide students with a better understanding and appreciation for where and how crops and livestock are produced, [...]

Issues in Supply Chain Management (Coursera)

Learners in this course will examine global trade agreements -- including policies, barriers, and regulations -- of agricultural commodities, and discuss implications of world and economic disruptions on the food supply chain. Throughout this course, learners will also discuss issues of sustainability, technology, and the environment as it [...]