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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 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this 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:
FBMT1170 Intro to Farm Commodity Marketing (3 Credits)
FBMT1173 Directed Study-Intro to Farm Commodity Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT1180 Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals (3 Credits)
FBMT1183 Directed Study-Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals (2 Credits)
FBMT1190 Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools (3 Credits)
FBMT1193 Directed Study-Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools (2 Credits)
FBMT2170 Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans (3 Credits)
FBMT2173 Directed Study-Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans (2 Credits)
FBMT2180 Strategies in Farm Commodity Marketing (3 Credits)
FBMT2183 Directed Study-Strategies in Farm Commodity Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2201 Special Topics-General Farm Management (1 Credit)
FBMT2202 Special Topics-General Farm Management (1 Credit)
FBMT2203 Special Topics-General Farm Management (1 Credit)
FBMT2204 Special Topics-General Farm Management (1 Credit)
FBMT2205 Special Topics-General Farm Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2206 Special Topics-General Farm Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2207 Special Topics-General Farm Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2208 Special Topics-General Farm Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2209 Special Topics-General Farm Management (2 Credits)
FBMT2210 Special Topics-Marketing (1 Credit)
FBMT2211 Special Topics-Marketing (1 Credit)
FBMT2212 Special Topics-Marketing (1 Credit)
FBMT2213 Special Topics-Marketing (1 Credit)
FBMT2214 Special Topics-Marketing (1 Credit)
FBMT2215 Special Topics-Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2216 Special Topics-Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2217 Special Topics-Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2218 Special Topics-Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2219 Special Topics-Marketing (2 Credits)
FBMT2220 Special Topics-Crops (1 Credit)
FBMT2221 Special Topics-Crops (1 Credit)
FBMT2222 Special Topics-Crops (1 Credit)
FBMT2223 Special Topics-Crops (1 Credit)
FBMT2224 Special Topics-Crops (1 Credit)
FBMT2225 Special Topics-Crops (2 Credits)
FBMT2226 Special Topics-Crops (2 Credits)
FBMT2227 Special Topics-Crops (2 Credits)
FBMT2228 Special Topics-Crops (2 Credits)
FBMT2229 Special Topics-Crops (2 Credits)
FBMT2230 Special Topics-Livestock (1 Credit)
FBMT2231 Special Topics-Livestock (1 Credit)
FBMT2232 Special Topics-Livestock (1 Credit)
FBMT2233 Special Topics-Livestock (1 Credit)
FBMT2234 Special Topics-Livestock (1 Credit)
FBMT2235 Special Topics-Livestock (2 Credits)
FBMT2236 Special Topics-Livestock (2 Credits)
FBMT2237 Special Topics-Livestock (2 Credits)
FBMT2238 Special Topics-Livestock (2 Credits)
FBMT2239 Special Topics-Livestock (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.