Farm, Business & Production Management

Technical Diploma

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If you’re a farmer today, you have more to think about than the weather. Technological advances, crop and livestock production, government regulations, commodity prices, and environmental concerns all affect your bottom line.

This unique program was designed for people involved in farming who want to incorporate new and best practices. Instruction includes classroom, workshops, and on-the-farm experiences and activities, and takes place over five years, with one class per year. Graduates who wish to continue are encouraged to enroll in advanced courses. Students may join at any point during the cycle and begin classes in August, September, or October. The program covers topics related to soils, crops, livestock, financial planning, recordkeeping, and technology updates.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Farm, Business & Production Management

This program will cost about $2,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Farm Assistant/Worker/Manager/Owner
Custom Applicator/Operations
Animal Husbandry
Agricultural Field Representative
Crop Producer

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

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