Course Sequence - Riverland

Farm Business Management

Fall Semester - First Year

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FBMT1211
Introduction to Farm Business Management

This course introduces basic farm business management concepts. Students study the farm management planning cycle and develop an understanding of its relationship to family and farm business goal setting, cash and enterprise accounting principles, and tax planning.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2210
Special Topics - Marketing

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in marketing. It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Students utilize and evaluate personal and business goals and plans.(1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - First Year

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FBMT1112
Foundation for Farm Business Management

This course is an overview of the Farm Business Management Program.  Goal setting, self and business assessment, record keeping, and business projections to provide the foundation for personal and business management progress are introduced.  Current issues affecting business management are an integral part of the course. 

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2200
Special Topics - General Farm Management

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in general farm management.  It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business in order to assist in improving the operation.

(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab) 

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Fall Semester - Second Year

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FBMT1121
Preparation for Farm Business Management

This course will take the student through a step-by-step procedure to close out a complete year of farm business records. This course will emphasize tax planning, completing inputs to livestock and crop enterprises, and cash and liabilities accuracy.  A completed business and enterprise analysis will be the course focus.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2211
Special Topics - Marketing

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in marketing. It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Students utilize and evaluate personal and business goals and plans.(1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - Second Year

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FBMT1122
Implementing the System Management Plan

This course continues to build on the foundation of farm business management. The student completes a farm business financial and enterprise analysis.  Sound financial record keeping is an integral component.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2220
Special Topics - Crops

This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from the following topics to best serve the student’s needs.  (1Cr, 1 lect, 0 lab, 0 other)

  1. Corn

  2. Soybeans

  3. Alfalfa

  4. Mixed grass

  5. Small grains

  6. Specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.)

  7. Pasture

  8. Corn silage

  9. Cover crops

  10. Vegetable crops

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Fall Semester - Third Year

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FBMT1131
Managing and Modifying Farm System Data

This course prepares students to refine a farm business data system and assist in applying year-end procedures for farm business analysis. Students improve accuracy in farm enterprise analysis, tax planning, data filing, and cash and liabilities checks.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2212
Special Topics - Marketing

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in marketing. It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Students utilize and evaluate personal and business goals and plans.(1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

1

Spring Semester - Third Year

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FBMT1132
Interpreting and Using Farm System Data

This course provides an opportunity for students to view the farm business and its various components through the application of farm and personal balance sheets.  Farm, personal, and managerial inventories, enterprise reports and historical data are also covered.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2201
Special Topics - General Farm Management

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in general farm management.  It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business in order to assist in improving the operation.

(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab) 

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Fall Semester - Fourth Year

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FBMT2141
Interpreting and Evaluating Financial Data

This course expands on preparation and evaluation of the farm business analysis.  This course provides continued guidance and improvement of business record close-out procedures, the tax implications of management decisions, and guidance on monitoring a farm business and family.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2213
Special Topics - Marketing

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in marketing. It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Students utilize and evaluate personal and business goals and plans.(1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - Fourth Year

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FBMT2142
Interpreting Trends

This course expands on preparation and evaluation of the farm business analysis.  This course provides continued guidance and improvement of business record close-out procedures, the tax implications of management decisions, and guidance on monitoring a farm business and family.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2202
Special Topics - General Farm Management

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in general farm management.  It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business in order to assist in improving the operation.

(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab) 

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Fall Semester - Fifth Year

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FBMT2151
Strategies in Farm System Data Management

This course helps the student focus on long term strategies necessary to maintain and enhance the farm business and personal future financial goals.  The student completes the year by developing an accurate, usable business analysis.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2230
Special Topics - Livestock

This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from the following topics to best serve student’s needs.   (1 Cr, 1 lect, 0 lab, 0 other)

  1. Beef – cow/calf
  2. Dairy
  3. Swine
  4. Sheep
  5. Goat
  6. Turkey
  7. Chicken
  8. Dairy heifers
  9. Beef market
  10. Specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.)

 

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Spring Semester - Fifth Year

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FBMT2152
Integrating System Information for Financial Planning

This course uses farm system information to develop a farm financial plan.  Interpretation and analysis of the farm system data enhances the reliability of the farm plan.  The comprehensive farm plan integrates historical trends, farm and personal goals, and financial and enterprise performance of the farm business.

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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FBMT2203
Special Topics - General Farm Management

This course focuses on an analysis of special topics in general farm management.  It is designed for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business in order to assist in improving the operation.

(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab) 

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