Farm Business & Production Management

Technical Diploma
30-090-1

Farming is a technology driven business, with continually evolving management practices and an ongoing need for unbiased and focused educational resources. Farm Business and Production Management is designed to deliver on these needs. Enrollment is open to any individual actively engaged in or about to enter farming including: farm owners, operators, managers, and farm/agribusiness employees. Enrollees should plan to attend regularly scheduled group instruction, as well as allow time for individual on-site instruction.

This Program is offered at the Monroe Campus.

Program Outcomes

  • Complete financial and production records necessary for business operation.
  • Develop and implement a soil management plan.
  • Apply appropriate cropping practices.
  • Develop and apply an appropriate livestock nutrient plan.
  • Implement an effective livestock management plan.
  • Operate tools and equipment needed in farm business operation.
  • Develop a farm business management plan.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Farm Owner
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Cropping Specialist
  • Farm Nutrient Manager
  • Herdsman
  • Milking Technician
  • Farm Reproductive Specialist
  • Farm Record Keeper
  • Farm Business Manager

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
090-382 Soils Management for Farm Operators 3
090-383 Crop Management for Farm Operators 3
090-384 Livestock Nutrition for Farm Operators 3
 Credits9
Semester 2
090-303 Agricultural Commodity Marketing for Farm Operators 1
090-305 Nutrient Management Planning for Farm Operators 3
090-385 Livestock Management for Farm Operators 3
090-386 Records & Business Management for Farm Operators 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits19

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Farm Business and Production Management Career Path (PDF).