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Farm Business & Production Management

Technical Diploma  |  30-090-1  |  1-800-547-2882


Academic Information

Farm Business & Production Management (FBPM) provides students with the skills necessary to manage the resources used in the successful operation of a farm business. FBPM offerings fall under categories including the traditional FBPM that covers six years of part-time instruction, and Cash Grain Production classes, which are a series of classes offered in a three-year rotation. Courses include group sessions and on-the-farm individual consultation.

Benefits of enrolling in this program:

  • Staying current with changing farm technology
  • Networking with other producers and industry professionals
  • On-farm consultations focusing on producers' individual needs (Business planning, forage analysis, soil sampling and interpretation, nutrient management planning, financial analysis, and animal husbandry, etc.)
  • Farm and industry tours
  • District-wide seminars and trainings with industry professionals

Who should take advantage of the opportunities in this program?

  • Farm producers and spouses (beginning or experienced)
  • Farm employees
  • FSA borrowers
  • Bankers and lenders
  • Anyone wishing to further their education in production agriculture​

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

CPL offers CVTC students an opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and mastered skills directly related to program curriculum. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military experience, and courses completed at other institutions. More information can be found at

Technology Requirements

Students should have access to a computer/device with reliable Wi-Fi at home/off-campus. 

Title IX Pregnancy and Postpartum

CVTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions and will fully comply with Title IX regulations. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy and maternity leave will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's medical provider, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students are encouraged to contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to set up an appointment as soon as the pregnancy is known.

Students with Disabilities

CVTC welcomes individuals with disabilities. We will provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations for all individuals with documented disabilities. Students that might benefit from accommodations during their college experience at CVTC can contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to determine what accommodations they may be eligible for and what documentation may be required.

Last Updated: February 22, 2024 @ 8:19 a.m.

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