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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

Farmer

Farm Help

Herdsman

Owner

Just the Facts

Farm Business & Production Management
24 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Six Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Various Locations

Start Dates //
Fall

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

3,604

Estimated Total:  $3,604

‚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

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.

 

100%
Employed

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

 

$28K*
Yearly Salary

Farm Business & Production Management professionals make an average starting salary of $27,664.

 

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from EMSI 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

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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