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Agribusiness Agronomy Technician (TD)

30 Credits Location: Appleton

Crop production is a high-stakes business that demands a solid foundation in science. With the growing use of precision agriculture applications and regulatory constraints, you’ll need more specialized skills. This program will give you a deep understanding of the science and technology of using plants as a source of food. You’ll get hands-on experience producing a crop, keeping pests away, making soil more fertile, marketing commodities and managing a farm. Agronomy technicians help farmers get maximum production from the land using the latest technology.

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Agribusiness Dairy Technician (TD)

30 Credits Location: Appleton

Dairy technicians play an important role in the dairy industry. Today’s high-tech livestock and dairy business requires special training and education. Learn to manage a dairy herd with skills like artificial insemination, sire selection, reproduction, nutrition and ration balancing, and herd health. You’ll also learn records management, commodity marketing and agribusiness management. Hands-on instruction will prepare you for a career in dairy production.

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Agribusiness Management Technician (TD)

29 Credits Location: Appleton

If a career in agriculture is in your future, this program will help you prepare. To manage a successful agribusiness operation, you need to understand the use of technology. With this diploma you’ll gain hands-on experience in agronomy and dairy production management. Courses cover agribusiness management principles, sales, commodity and marketing, global economics, crop production, animal fundamentals and nutrient management principles. This program will give you the skills you need for entry-level agribusiness management.

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Agribusiness/Science Technology (AAS)

68 Credits Location: Appleton

Whether you want to run your own agribusiness operation or help other agriculture producers become more successful, this program gives you the skills you need. Learn how to merge business and science to produce a product and make a profit. Through hands-on learning and on-the-job experience, you’ll gain skills in animal science and nutrition, integrated pest management, soil science, crop production and precision agriculture. You’ll be able to develop crop management, livestock management and business plans. You’ll also learn how to enhance your success through sales, marketing and business management. This program will open doors to a variety of agribusiness career pathways.

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Agriculture Equipment Service Technician (TD)

45 Credits Location: Appleton

Agricultural equipment is becoming more and more complex. You need advanced technical skills to work on planting and harvesting equipment today. Learn to maintain and repair diesel engine systems, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, GPS, air conditioning, materials handling equipment, and harvesting equipment. You’ll gain practical, hands-on training and applied skills such as repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting, which are critical for this industry. In addition, your study of agribusiness and agriculture marketing will position you to be a valued and skilled technician in this industry.

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Agriculture Power Equipment (AAS)

69 Credits Location: Appleton

If you want to repair and maintain farm equipment, this degree program is for you. Your courses provide hands-on training and critical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. You will work on the latest electronically controlled diesel engines, drive trains, hydraulics and electrical systems, air conditioning, materials handling equipment and harvesting equipment. You’ll also learn to work with computer-based systems. And, the program includes classes in business management and customer service—everything you need to start your career in this field.

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Crop Application Specialist (C)

26 Credits Location: Appleton

Custom crop applicators are in demand. This program prepares you with the skills you will need including pest management, plant science, weed identification, agronomy equipment and crop scouting. You’ll also learn about agribusiness, crop production and computer programs specific to the field. Earn this state-recognized certificate to further your career in agribusiness.

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Exploring Agriculture, Horticulture & Natural Resources Careers (C)

13 Credits Location: Appleton

Not sure which program is right for you? Find out which program suits your interests, personality and abilities. This certificate offers a taste of several career fields. You will learn about job opportunities, potential income and education needed to enter the program you choose.

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Farm Business & Production Management (TD)

18 Credits Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca, Wautoma

If you want to learn the newest practices and technology in farming, you’ll find them in this unique program. You will go on special field trips, attend meetings and get personalized instruction on your farm while learning soil, crop and dairy management. You’ll also learn how to keep farm records and analyze your farm business operation. This part-time program is designed to fit around your work schedule.

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Farm Operation (TD)

27 Credits Location: Appleton

Want to be prepared to operate the farm some day? This program is designed for beginning farmers, farm technicians or cattle herd managers. You will gain the skills needed to make sound business management decisions, care for your livestock, produce good crops, and select and maintain the equipment needed to do all that. Your training focuses on day-to-day farm activities and introduces you to the most up-to-date practices in production agriculture. This program is designed to fit around your work schedule.

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Precision Agriculture Technician (TD) New

33 Credits Location: Appleton

Learn how Global Positioning Systems (GPS) work and how they are used in farming with this diploma program. You will gain knowledge and skills in basic crop production, electronically controlled systems and customer service. In addition, you’ll learn how to install, maintain and operate precision agriculture tools. Courses also cover skills for work in the parts and service department of an agriculture equipment dealership. You will be prepared for work in the high-tech, fast-paced precision agriculture field.

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Precision Farming (C)

3 Credits Location: Appleton

Become an expert at Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology for production agriculture with this certificate program. Explore GPS essentials, GPS applications, and data management. You will learn to use GPS technology as a management tool to optimize production on your farm.

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Scholarships from the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation helped two recent agribusiness grads continue family traditions.

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Visit the Fox Valley Technical College Alumni Tent during this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, August 12-14, Stevens Point.  

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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson visited Fox Valley Technical College to commemorate ...

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AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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FFA Career Development Event

Friday, March 27, 2015
 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI

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