Academic Programs

Farm Business Management, Diploma

Locations:  Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone
and Worthington
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This diploma program is designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming. The purpose of the program is to assist students in meeting their business and personal goals. This is best accomplished through the use of quality records and sound business decisions. Effective financial management in the business is the best way for the business to maintain that competitive edge.

Instructors in Minnesota's Farm Business Management Education Programs deliver the program using a variety of methods. The primary delivery method is through individualized instruction at the students business. Instructors meet with the students on a regular basis to evaluate the business and develop individual educational plans. Instruction is also delivered in the traditional classroom, small group meetings, field trips, and tours.

Prerequisites: To be eligible for enrollment in Farm Business Management courses, the student must be a farm business operator or manager or must secure the consent of the instructor.

General Education and/or General Studies10
Introduction to FBM4
Foundation for FBM4
Preparation for Farm Business Analysis4
Implementing the System Management Plan4
Managing & Modifying Farm System Data4
Interpreting & Using Farm System Data4
Using System Analysis in Total Farm Planning2
Interpreting & Evaluating Financial Data4
Interpreting Trends4
Strategies Data Management4
Financial Planning4
Examination of the Context of Farm System Management4
FBMT 2162
Refining Farm System Mgt.4


Updated: si 3/1/12