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Farm Business and Production Management - Technical Diploma

As a graduate of the Farm Business and Production Management program, you have the skills needed to compete and be profitable in the ever-changing agricultural economy. You are prepared to own and operate or be employed on today's modern farms. With additional education and/or work experience, you may become a dairy herdsperson, general farm manager, farm records manager, crop supervisor, livestock feeding specialist, farm equipment and facilities maintenance manager, farm service employee, and field equipment operator.

Program Code: 300901
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $3,703, Books: $0, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$3,703

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Delivery

  • Day
  • Evening
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Contact 920-498-5444 for information regarding how to reach the instructor in your area.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

The Farm Business and Production Management Technical Diploma is a six-year, part-time program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 24 credits.

Total Credits 24

Program Outcomes

  • Calculate farm business cost of production for forage, grain, beef, pork, and milk
  • Prepare and assess a livestock management plan that is environmentally friendly
  • Prepare and assess a business financial plan
  • Develop and assess a soil and crop management plan that is environmentally friendly
  • Own, operate, and/or be employed in an agriculture-related industry
  • Implement a business, soil, crop, and livestock management plan that is environmentally friendly

What careers are in my future?

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Graduate Employment

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have basic skills necessary to own and operate or be employed on a farm.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Dairy Herdsperson
  • General Farm Manager
  • Farm Records Manager
  • Crop Supervisor
  • Livestock Feeding Specialist
  • Farm Equipment and Facilities Maintenance Manager
  • Farm Service Employee
  • Field Equipment Operator

What else do I need to know about the program?

Note

  • Tuition assistance is available through the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture and the Wisconsin Technical College Categorical Funding Tuition Assistance Grant; other local scholarships are available.
Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.