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Farm Business & Production Management

30-090-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time 18 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you want to learn the newest practices and technology in farming, you’ll find them in this unique program. Go on special field trips, attend classes 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.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Livestock/Farmstead Equipment Management-Part 1
    30-090-350
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090350
    • Credits: 1.00

    Includes various phases of selection, breeding, herd health, and the raising and marketing of livestock, and livestock products. Students will learn the selection of milking, feed, ventilation, manure handling, equipment, and farm buildings. Using a business analysis, they will understand how the livestock and farmstead program is related to the total farm enterprise. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Livestock/Farmstead Equipment Management-Part 2
    30-090-351
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090351
    • Credits: 1.00

    Includes various phases of selection, breeding, herd health, and the raising and marketing of livestock, and livestock products. Students will learn the operation of milking, feed, ventilation, manure handling, equipment, and farm buildings. Using a business analysis, they will understand how the livestock and farmstead program is related to the total farm enterprise. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Livestock/Farmstead Equipment Management-Part 3
    30-090-352
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090352
    • Credits: 1.00

    Includes various phases of selection, breeding, herd health, and the raising and marketing of livestock, and livestock products. Students will learn the maintenance of milking, feed, ventilation, manure handling, equipment, and farm buildings. Using a business analysis, they will understand how the livestock and farmstead program is related to the total farm enterprise. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Soil Management-Part 1
    30-090-353
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090353
    • Credits: 1.00

    Students will conduct soil testing procedures. Information will be utilized for an analysis of the farm business and planning of cropping strategies. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Soil Management-Part 2
    30-090-354
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090354
    • Credits: 1.00

    Students will conduct soil testing procedures and interpret reports. Information will be utilized for an analysis of the farm business and planning of cropping strategies. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Soil Management-Part 3
    30-090-355
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090355
    • Credits: 1.00

    Students will conduct soil testing procedures, interpret reports, and implement a land use plan. Information will be utilized for an analysis of the farm business and planning of cropping strategies. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Livestock Nutrition-Part 1
    30-090-356
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090356
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on the skills, techniques, and concepts necessary for sound feeding management. Topics include determining feed values, economics of feed, nutritional terminology and requirements, feed consumption of livestock, understanding feed tag labels for protein, energy, minerals, and vitamins, and metabolic diseases of lactating livestock. Students will be introduced to base feed and feeding programs. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Livestock Nutrition-Part 2
    30-090-357
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090357
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on the skills, techniques, and concepts necessary for sound feeding management. Topics include determining feed values, economics of feed, nutritional terminology and requirements, feed consumption of livestock, understanding feed tag labels for protein, energy, minerals and vitamins, and metabolic diseases of lactating livestock. Students will apply base feed and feeding programs. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Livestock Nutrition-Part 3
    30-090-358
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090358
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on the skills, techniques, and concepts necessary for sound feeding management. Topics include determining feed values, economics of feed, nutritional terminology and requirements, feed consumption of livestock, understanding feed tag labels for protein, energy, minerals and vitamins, and metabolic diseases of lactating livestock. Students will evaluate base feed and feeding programs. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Crop Management-Part 1
    30-090-359
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090359
    • Credits: 1.00

    The farm cropping program is an integral part of the total farm business management plan. Students will be introduced to farm crop production, management, and economic practices. Specific topics will relate to variety, selection, planning, pest control, harvesting, storage, safety, and marketing. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Crop Management-Part 2
    30-090-360
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090360
    • Credits: 1.00

    The farm cropping program is an integral part of the total farm business management plan. Students will interpret crop production, management, and economic practices. Specific topics will relate to variety, selection, planning, pest control, harvesting, storage, safety, and marketing. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Crop Management-Part 3
    30-090-361
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090361
    • Credits: 1.00

    The farm cropping program is an integral part of the total farm business management plan. Students will evaluate crop production, management, and economic practices. Specific topics will relate to variety, selection, planning, pest control, harvesting, storage, safety, and marketing. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Farm Records and Business Analysis-Part 1
    30-090-392
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090392
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers the practical use of a farm record system in managing the farm and financial analysis. Topics include the establishment of farm business goals, use of farm credit, farm business arrangements, farm estate planning, and farm income taxes. Use of computers and/or computer records and financial analysis of farm business and finance strategy to meet the student's needs. Production and financial decisions will be based on students' farm business analysis. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Farm Records and Business Analysis-Part 2
    30-090-393
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090393
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers the practical use of a farm record system in managing the farm and financial analysis. Topics include the selection of farm business goals, use of farm credit, farm business arrangements, farm estate planning, and farm income taxes. Use of computers and/or computer records and financial analysis of farm business and finance strategy to meet the student's needs. Production and financial decisions will be based on students' farm business analysis. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Farm Records and Business Analysis-Part 3
    30-090-394
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090394
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers the practical use of a farm record system in managing the farm and financial analysis. Topics include the analysis of farm business goals, use of farm credit, farm business arrangements, farm estate planning, and farm income taxes. Use of computers and/or computer records and financial analysis of farm business and finance strategy to meet the student's needs. Production and financial decisions will be based on students' farm business analysis. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Operating a Farm Business-Part 1
    30-090-395
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090395
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on management skills and concepts that students need to continue farming in today's changing technology. Emphasis is given in establishing and recording farm business records and family goals. Students will organize farm business records to make sound farm management decisions. Entire farming operation is assessed and plans are developed for future needs and goals. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Operating a Farm Business-Part 2
    30-090-396
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090396
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on management skills and concepts that students need to continue farming in today's changing technology. Emphasis is given in establishing and recording farm business records and family goals. Students will organize and maintain farm business records to make sound farm management decisions. Entire farming operation is assessed and plans are developed for future needs and goals. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

  • Operating a Farm Business-Part 3
    30-090-397
    1Credit
    60
    6
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 60
    • Outside Effort Hours: 6
    • Course Number: 30090397
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on management skills and concepts that students need to continue farming in today's changing technology. Emphasis is given in establishing and recording farm business records and family goals. Students will organize, maintain, and analyze farm business records to make sound farm management decisions. Entire farming operation is assessed and plans are developed for future needs and goals. Classes are held during the semester and include classroom and on-farm instruction.

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