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.
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?
The Farm Business and Production Management Technical Diploma is a six-year, part-time program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 24 credits.
- 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?
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?
- 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.
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.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.