Farm Operations & Management

  • Credits: 40
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The program prepares students who are engaged in, or who are in the process of becoming established in, farming. As the business of farming continues to change, the challenge becomes one of finding the best source of good farm management education. The practical "hands on" applications taught in the Farm Operations and Management courses enable students to make sound management decisions based on financial analysis and production information, utilizing computer applications.

The program is scheduled for two abbreviated semesters from early November through late March for two consecutive years. This enables the students to be on the farm during the production year.


Employment

Most students come from communities in North Dakota and Minnesota. While many graduates return to their family farming operations, a number are also employed by farmers or hired as a farm manager. The graduates return to the farming operations with a general about all aspects of farming in northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota including production practices, financial management, marketing strategies, and technical skills used by farmers.

Potential Job Titles

Job Outlook & Salary Data

iSeek

According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for Farm Operations & Management in the state of Minnesota from 2010-2020 is -2.8%, a shrinking growth career.


Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AGRI 1104 Ag Economics 2 credits
AGRI 1110 Farm Records & Budgeting 2 credits
AGRI 1120 Crops Marketing I 2 credits
AGRI 1130 Machinery Management 2 credits
AGRI 1140 Cereal Production 2 credits
AGRI 1150 Soil Maint & Fertility 3 credits
AGRI 1160 Establishment in Farming 2 credits
AGRI 2206 Rural Leadership 1 credits
AGRI 2210 Farm Analysis & Finance 3 credits
AGRI 2220 Crops Marketing II 2 credits
AGRI 2230 Farmstead Improvement 2 credits
AGRI 2240 Farm Computerized Records 1 credits
AGRI 2250 Welding I 1 credits
AGRI 2260 Agricultural Chemicals 2 credits
AGRI 2280 Farm Tax/Estate Planning 3 credits
AGRI 2290 Internship 1 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
ENGL 1012 Applied Communications 3 credits
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 3 credits
TOTAL COURSE CREDITS: 40 credits
 

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
AGRI 1172 Corn Production 1 credits
AGRI 1192 Soybean Production 1 credits
AGRI 2202 Dry Bean Production 1 credits
AGRI 2222 Sugar Beet Production 1 credits

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