Courses in Farm Business Management

Foundations for Farm Business Management

FBMT 1112     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

FBMT 1121     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

FBMT 1122     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

FBMT 1131     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

FBMT 1132     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)

Fundamentals of Farm Business Management

FBMT 1142     4.00 Credits
This course provides the farm business owner or manager with management concepts and applications that will be directly applied to the business. General management concepts are introduced to offer perspective to the many different functions, roles and skills required for effective and efficient business operation. Students will continue their study of management fundamentals by exploring the goal setting process. Upon completion of the self-assessment process, students will identify, prioritize and implement goals that apply directly to their business. Students will also begin their study of accrual accounting using a double-entry farm accounting system. Basic accounting concepts will be presented and applied to the farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Intro to Farm Business Management

FBMT 1211     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)

Managing a Farm System in a Global Economy

FBMT 1213     2.00 Credits
This course assists the students in achieving awareness of the development of agricultural policies and practices throughout the world and assessing the impact of these policies and practices on the profitability and viability of their farm business. (Prerequisites: None)

Using System Analysis in Total Farm Planning

FBMT 1223     2.00 Credits
This course assists the student with a farm business analysis, and the exploration of possible implications and/or solutions of these concepts. A systematic method to assess farm business strengths and weaknesses based on the analysis will be used. (Prerequisites: None)

Application of Productive Enterprise Information

FBMT 1233     2.00 Credits
This course describes procedures for applying enterprise information provided by computerized analysis of farm business accounts. (Prerequisites: None)

Interpreting and Evaluation of Financial Data

FBMT 2141     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

FBMT 2142     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

FBMT 2151     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

FBMT 2152     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

FBMT 2161     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

FBMT 2162     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)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2200     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2201     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

FBMT 2202     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

FBMT 2203     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

FBMT 2204     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

FBMT 2205     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2206     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2207     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2208     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-General Farm Management

FBMT 2209     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2210     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2211     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2212     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2213     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2214     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2215     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2216     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2217     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2218     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Marketing

FBMT 2219     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in marketing. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2220     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2221     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2222     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2223     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2224     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2225     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2226     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2227     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2228     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Crops

FBMT 2229     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in crops. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2230     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2231     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2232     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2233     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2234     1.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2235     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2236     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2237     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2238     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Special Topics-Livestock

FBMT 2239     2.00 Credits
This course covers special topics of interest in livestock. (Prerequisites: None)

Using Financial Instruments in Farm Systems Management

FBMT 2243     2.00 Credits
This course integrates the application of various financial instruments used in acquiring capital for use in the business and investigates the way in which both earnings and financial progress can be measured. (Prerequisites: None)

System Plans and Projections

FBMT 2253     2.00 Credits
This course enables the combination of concepts for preparing farm system plans and projections, and the interaction of possible implications and/or solutions of these concepts. (Prerequisites: None)

Evaluating Farm System Programs

FBMT 2263     2.00 Credits
This course develops an awareness of individuals and agencies, both public and private, which have expertise available to assist the farm operator to solve farm systems problems. It enables study and application of farm business evaluation concepts, and exploration of possible implications. Exact subject matter and time spent per topic will vary depending on student need, location and time. (Prerequisites: None)

Computer Applications in Business Management

FBMT 2300     2.00 Credits
This course will discuss basic computer literacy, identify commonly used software and demonstrate the uses of commonly used software.

Legal Issues in Ag

FBMT 2305     2.00 Credits
This course is an overview of legal issues affecting ownership, operation and transfer for business operators and managers. (Prerequisites: None)

Environmental Interactions in Agriculture

FBMT 2310     2.00 Credits
This course will provide information for the student to interpret agricultural issues related to the environment.

Effective Time Management

FBMT 2315     2.00 Credits
This course provides instruction on developing time management skills, converting skills into habits, responding to multiple demands and addressing change.

Family Wellness and Business Relationships

FBMT 2320     2.00 Credits
This course explores the interaction of family members resulting from challenges during the operation of a family owned business. This will deal with communication and other issues related to multiple family businesses, as well as multi-generational businesses.

Ethics in this Business of Agriculture

FBMT 2325     2.00 Credits
This course identifies and evaluates current issues relating to the ethics of business practices. Students review animal rights, proper chemical quantities, and practices. Students review animal rights, proper chemical quantities, and general ethical practices.

Business Math Principles

FBMT 2330     2.00 Credits
This course applies basic mathematic calculations as they relate to business management. Topics included are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals, fractions, volumes, area ratios and basic formulas.

Labor Economics and Management

FBMT 2335     2.00 Credits
This course studies the economic principles of labor as a business resource, describes supervisory and leadership styles and the efficiency of labor management skills.

Rural Leadership

FBMT 2340     2.00 Credits
This course will improve the students' oral, written and electronic communication skills. Basic principles relating to meetings, conduct, letter writing, public speaking, facsimile, e-mail and internet application use will be addressed.

CPR and First Aid

FBMT 2345     2.00 Credits
This course covers primary and secondary assessments, first responder roles and responsibilities, determining vital signs, treating emergencies, mouth-to-mouth breathing, CPR, controlling bleeding, treatment of shock and treating injuries in emergency and disaster situations.

FBM Test Course

FBMT 9000     3.00 Credits
Test course only for the Once Per Year registration system.