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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

Length of Program //
Six Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Various Locations

Start Dates //

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1



Estimated Total:  $3,545

‚ÄčThis program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis; your costs will vary depending on the courses you take. Total estimated program cost is $3,545.


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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will 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

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.



100% of our recent Farm Business & Production Management graduates get a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Farm Business & Production Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $44,965.


Credits to Other Institutions

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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

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

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