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Farm Business Management - Diploma

60 Credits
DIP 2101/DIP 3118
Degree Description

The Farm Business Management program is designed for those actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. The purpose of the program is to develop the manager’s ability to organize resources in order to meet business and family goals. Management is the utilization of resources to maximize the return to the scarcest resource which is a continuous decision-making process. The program emphasizes goal setting, the identification of resources, records management, business analysis and interpretation.

This program is eligible for state grant funding only.

Admission Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (12 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
FBMT1112 Foundations for Farm Business Management (4 Credits)
FBMT1121 Preparation for Farm Business Analysis (4 Credits)
FBMT1122 Implementing the System Management Plan (4 Credits)
FBMT1131 Managing and Modifying Farm System Data (4 Credits)
FBMT1132 Interpreting and Using Farm System Data (4 Credits)
FBMT1211 Intro to Farm Business Management (4 Credits)
FBMT2141 Interpreting and Evaluation of Financial Data (4 Credits)
FBMT2142 Interpreting Trends in Business Planning (4 Credits)
FBMT2151 Strategies in Farm System Data Management (4 Credits)
FBMT2152 Integrating System Information for Financial Planning (4 Credits)
FBMT2161 Examination of the Context of Farm System Management (4 Credits)
FBMT2162 Refining Farm System Management (4 Credits)

Technical Electives (6 Credits)

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
FBMT1213 Managing a Farm System in a Global Economy (2 Credits)
FBMT1223 Using System Analysis in Total Farm Planning (2 Credits)
FBMT1233 Application of Productive Enterprise Information (2 Credits)
FBMT2200 Special Topics-General Farm Management (1 Credit)
FBMT2239 Special Topics-Livestock (2 Credits)
FBMT2243 Using Financial Instruments in Farm Systems Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2253 System Plans and Projections (2 Credits)
FBMT2263 Evaluating Farm System Programs (2 Credits)
FBMT2300 Computer Applications in Business Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2305 Legal Issues in Ag (2 Credits)
FBMT2310 Environmental Interactions in Agriculture (2 Credits)
FBMT2315 Effective Time Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2320 Family Wellness and Business Relationships (2 Credits)
FBMT2325 Ethics in this Business of Agriculture (2 Credits)
FBMT2330 Business Math Principles (2 Credits)
FBMT2335 Labor Economics and Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2340 Rural Leadership (2 Credits)
FBMT2345 CPR and First Aid (2 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (6 Credits)

To complete the Diploma, students must complete 6 MnTC credits from 2 of the 10 MnTC goal areas. Courses must be selected in consultation with advisor/faculty.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.