Farm Business & Production Management

Technical Diploma

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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.

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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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