Technological advances, crop and livestock production, government regulations, commodity prices, and environmental concerns all affect the farmer’s bottom line.
The Farm Business and Production Management program is designed for people involved in farming who want to incorporate new and best practices. Instruction includes classroom, workshops, and on-farm experiences and activities. One major topic is emphasized each year with a five-year rotation of classes. Graduates who wish to continue after the first five years are encouraged to enroll in advanced courses. Students may join at any point during the cycle. Classroom sessions are usually held November through March with workshops and on-farm instruction taking place throughout the calendar year. All classes in the Farm Business and Production Management program include instruction on financial analysis and management of the farming operation.