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.