Program Code: 31-080-4
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Technical Diploma: 54 Weeks Over 3 Years, 27 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
As a Farm Operation student, you are a beginning farmer employed on the family farm; or a farm technician or dairy cattle herd manager. Upon graduation, you will be carrying out many farm operations such as dairy cattle management, farm machinery mechanics and management, crop management, and a multitude of other responsibilities required of a full-time farmer.
The Farm Operation program is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge of production agriculture. This program primarily enables you to perform productively in the field of agriculture by providing you with knowledge, skills, and training related to day-to-day farm management activities. This program runs three days a week from mid-November until mid-April to accommodate people employed full-time in farming.
In this program, you concentrate on the skills required to make sound business-management decisions, and on the care and feeding of livestock, the selection and maintenance of equipment and machinery, and the production of agricultural crops.
You will learn to plan a successful farm business operation and will develop the leadership skills needed to fulfill occupational, social, and civic responsibilities.
Program Offered at This Location
Helpful High School Courses
- Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Agriculture, conservation, natural sciences, and business courses will be helpful to any Farm Operation student.
The Farm Operation Technical Diploma takes 3 years to complete. The course work is done in the classroom and lab. The program outcomes that will be assessed in this program are:
- Utilize agronomic resources for optimal farm production.
- Evaluate livestock management plans.
- Plan for operation and maintenance of farm facilities and equipment.
- Create farm business plans.
- Apply marketing principles to agricultural enterprises.
For additional information, call Randy Tenpas at (920) 735-5673 or visit the department website at www.fvtc.edu/agdept.