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Technical Diploma

Farm Business & Production Management

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

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Just the Facts

Farm Business & Production Management
24 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Six Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Various Locations

Start Months


Non-Traditional Occupation

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $3,853

‚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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Career Opportunities

Dairy Farmer


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Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Farm Business & Production Management professionals make an average starting salary of $27,660.


Regional Jobs

There are 746 job openings in the CVTC district for the Farm Business & Production Management industry.

* 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.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

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

Sample Courses

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.

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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

Business Management, Associate Degree


Production Technician

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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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