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Farm Business & Production Management Overview

CVTC offers a great program for anyone wishing to further their education in production agriculture on a part-time basis. The Farm Business & Production Management (FBPM) program provides students with the skills necessary to manage the resources used in the successful operation of a farm business. FBPM covers six years of part-time instruction and Cash Grain Production classes, which are a series of classes offered in a three-year rotation. Classes include group sessions and on-the-farm individual consultation.

Benefits of enrolling in this program include:

  • 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

The farm management courses include these as well as the three listed below:

  • Farm Business Analysis & Marketing Strategies
  • Land Use Management
  • Farm Business Planning & Risk Management

Cash Grain Production courses include:

  • Advanced Cultural Practices in Agronomy
  • Facilities & Equipment Management
  • Marketing & Financial Management

Career Opportunities

Dairy Farmer


Farm Help



Just the Facts

Farm Business & Production Management
24 Credit Technical Diploma

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Six Years

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Various Locations

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Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $3,783

‚ÄčThis program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis; your costs will vary depending on the courses you take.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Farm Business & Production Management program.

Precision Agronomics & Energy Management
Learn crop management, including planning, planting, care, harvesting, storage, and marketing.

Livestock Nutrition & Reproduction
Apply livestock nutrition principles and complete a farm business analysis.

Livestock Facility, Health & Biosecurity
Explore and learn dairy production including housing young stock, breeding and sire selection, herd health, quality milk production, and marketing.

Farm Business & Production Management Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Farm Business & Production Management professionals make an average starting salary of $28,358.


Regional Jobs

There are 775 job openings in the CVTC district for the Farm Business & Production Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Agricultural Service Technician, Technical Diploma

Agronomy Management, Associate Degree

Animal Science Management, Associate Degree

Farm Operation, Technical Diploma

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management, Associate Degree

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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