Diploma, 60 Credits
This personalized program is designed to help working farmers improve business operations. Learning more about agriculture and applying it directly to your farm is the best way to maintain your competitive edge. Our highly-qualified, licensed instructors provide practical training in; accounting, budgeting, finance, tax management, business analysis and marketing plus helping chart business trends. Instructors will come to your farm to work directly with all members of the family who participate in business operations. This is a very effective method for problem solving and helping you meet business and personal goals.
The Enterprise Management element of this program includes an annual analysis to point out strengths and target the best ways to improve business and generate new profit. Look forward to results that optimize production, control costs and improve your business management skills.
We make flexibility and accessibility top priorities in order to accommodate busy farm schedules and this program uses technology that fits the way you conduct day-to-day business operations. Occasional classroom sessions along with farm tours and field trips can be scheduled with your instructor and feedback from participants have been extremely positive. Another advantage is easy access to instructors by phone, fax and e-mail to get information about their farm business and management issues. This comprehensive Farm Business Management Education Program helps you plan for tomorrow and can lead to significant benefits.
Are you eligible to enroll? Students must be farm business operators or managers or must secure the consent of an instructor.
Note: Farm Business Management Education Program is a credit-based program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Most Instructors are members of the National Farm and Ranch Business Management Education Association, Inc. and other professional organizations.