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Farm Business Management Diploma Course Descriptions

Foundations for Farm Business Management

FBMT1112    4.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is an overview of the Farm Business Management Program. The student will be introduced to goal setting, self and business assessment, record keeping, and business projections to provide the foundation for personal and business management progress. Current issues affecting business management are an integral part of the course. (Prerequisites: None)

Preparation for Farm Business Analysis

FBMT1121    4.00 credits
Course Outline
This course will take the student through a step by step procedure to close out a complete year of farm business records. This course will emphasize tax planning, completing inputs to livestock and crop enterprises, and emphasizing cash and liabilities accuracy. A completed business and enterprise analysis will be the course focus. (Prerequisites: None)

Implementing the System Management Plan

FBMT1122    4.00 credits
Course Outline
This course continues to build on the foundation of farm business management. The student will complete a farm business financial and enterprise analysis. Sound financial record keeping is an integral component. (Prerequisites: None)

Managing and Modifying Farm System Data

FBMT1131    4.00 credits
Course Outline
This course will help the student refine their farm business data system and assist them in applying year-end procedures for farm business analysis. Students improve accuracy in the following areas: farm enterprise analysis, tax planning, data filing, and cash and liability checks. (Prerequisites: None)

Interpreting and Using Farm System Data

FBMT1132    4.00 credits
Course Outline
This course provides an opportunity for the student to view the farm business and its various components through the application of balance sheets, farm personal and managerial inventories, enterprise reports and historical data. (Prerequisite: None)

Intro to Farm Business Management

FBMT1211    4.00 credits
This course introduces basic farm business management concepts. Students will study the farm management planning cycle and develop an understanding of its relationship to: family and farm business goal setting, cash and enterprise accounting principles, and tax planning. (Prerequisites: None)

Interpreting and Evaluation of Financial Data

FBMT2141    4.00 credits
This course continues to expand on preparation and evaluation of the farm business analysis. This course provides continued guidance and perfection of business record close out procedures, tax implications of management decisions, and continues to monitor farm business and family goals. (Prerequisites: None)

Interpreting Trends in Business Planning

FBMT2142    4.00 credits
This course examines whole farm, enterprise, balance sheet, and inventory trends. Current analysis data is compared to historical data in making future farm business planning decisions. Financial ratios are used to indicate the farm financial structure. (Prerequisites: None)

Strategies in Farm System Data Management

FBMT2151    4.00 credits
This course will help the student focus on long term strategies necessary to maintain and enhance the farm business and personal future financial goals. The student will complete the year by developing an accurate, usable business analysis. (Prerequisites: None)

Integrating System Information for Financial Planning

FBMT2152    4.00 credits
This course uses farm system information to develop a farm financial plan. Interpretation and analysis of the farm system data will enhance the reliability of the farm plan. The comprehensive farm plan will integrate historical trends, farm and personal goals, financial and enterprise performance of the farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Examination of the Context of Farm System Management

FBMT2161    4.00 credits
This course is designed to assist students in preparation of improved farm system management procedures. Students in the course will evaluate several years of an improved farm system analysis. (Prerequisites: None)

Refining Farm System Management

FBMT2162    4.00 credits
This course is the culmination of activities designed to enable the student to develop and implement a comprehensive farm business strategic plan. The student will use the components of the Farm Business Management Program to develop and support a farm business strategic plan. (Prerequisites: None)

Intro to Farm Commodity Marketing

FBMT1170    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to introduce students to the various methods and tools to market farm commodities.

Directed Study-Intro to Farm Commodity Marketing

FBMT1173    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course provides the student with the opportunity to use the various marketing methods and tools. The students will use various types of marketing contracts and cash markets as well as recognizing the roles of brokers and market advisors. (Prerequisite: None)

Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals

FBMT1180    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to teach students the various methods and tools to market farm commodities. The focus of this course is to apply commodity marketing fundamentals to the farm business.

Directed Study-Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals

FBMT1183    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to teach students to apply the various methods and tools to market farm commodities. The students will develop various marketing tools to enhance their farm business operations. (Prerequisite: None)

Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools

FBMT1190    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to teach students to evaluate the various farm commodity marketing tools and to select the appropriate alternative to address the present marketing situation.

Directed Study-Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools

FBMT1193    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to teach students to implement the various farm marketing tools and to select the tool appropriate to the present marketing situation. The student will utilize marketing alternatives and apply to farm business marketing. (Prerequisite: None)

Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans

FBMT2170    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to help students revise current farm commodity plans. Emphasis will be placed on current market conditions and pricing opportunities. The student will prioritize and evaluate marketing opportunities and risk. (Prerequisite: None)

Directed Study-Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans

FBMT2173    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to justify current farm commodity marketing plans. Emphasis will be placed on current conditions and pricing opportunities. The student will prioritize and evaluate marketing opportunities and risk. (Prerequisites: None)

Strategies in Farm Commodity Marketing

FBMT2180    3.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to plan marketing strategies necessary to achieve farm business. The student will create a year round marketing plan utilizing a variety of marketing strategies to maximize farm income return. (Prerequisites: None)

Directed Study-Strategies in Farm Commodity Marketing

FBMT2183    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to plan marketing strategies necessary to achieve farm business. The student will implement a year round marketing plan utilizing a variety of marketing strategies to maximize farm income return. (Prerequisite: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2201    1.00 credits
Course Outline
Analysis of special topics in crop production for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2202    1.00 credits
Course Outline
Analysis of special topics in crop production for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2203    1.00 credits
Course Outline
Analysis of special topics in crop production for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2204    1.00 credits
Course Outline
Analysis of special topics in crop production for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2205    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in general farm management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Tax planning, balance sheet development, cash flow planning, analysis-whole farm, enterprise analysis, record keeping, bench marking, production yields, ration interpretation and goal setting. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2206    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in general farm management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Tax planning, balance sheet development, cash flow planning, analysis-whole farm, enterprise analysis, record keeping, bench marking, production yields, ration interpretation and goal setting. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2207    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in general farm management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Tax planning, balance sheet development, cash flow planning, analysis-whole farm, enterprise analysis, record keeping, bench marking, production yields, ration interpretation and goal setting. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2208    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in general farm management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Tax planning, balance sheet development, cash flow planning, analysis-whole farm, enterprise analysis, record keeping, bench marking, production yields, ration interpretation and goal setting. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT2209    2.00 credits
Course Outline
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in general farm management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Tax planning, balance sheet development, cash flow planning, analysis-whole farm, enterprise analysis, record keeping, bench marking, production yields, ration interpretation and goal setting. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2210    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2211    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2212    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2213    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2214    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2215    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2216    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2217    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2218    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT2219    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in marketing management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best fit student needs: Small grains, corn, soybeans, pork, cattle, milk, canola, edible beans, vegetable crops, sugar beets, grass seed, forages, seed crops, wild rice, sunflowers, other commodities not listed and organic products. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2220    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2221    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2222    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2223    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2224    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2225    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2226    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2227    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2228    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT2229    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in crop management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, mixed grass, small grains, specialty crops (sunflower, berries, seeds, trees, etc.), pasture, corn silage, cover crops and vegetable crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2230    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2231    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2232    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2233    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2234    1.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2235    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2236    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2237    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2238    2.00 credits
This course focuses on the analysis of special topics in livestock management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business. Student and instructor will choose from said topics to best serve student needs: Beef-cow/calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, turkey, chicken, dairy heifers, beef market and specialty livestock (organic, honey bees, deer, elk, etc.). (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT2239    2.00 credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)