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Farm Business Management

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Farm Business Management program is for people currently operating a farm business or making management decisions for a farm business. The program is concerned with the organization of a farmer's resources to assist the family in meeting their family and business goals. It is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the economic and business principles to be successful in a business. The program is focused on skill upgrading which involves goal attainment, management functions and farm decision-making. Complete farm business records are used to analyze the farm business for improving the business organization, efficiency and profit making potential. The majority of instruction is delivered one-on-one at the business site. The program usually takes 6 years on a part-time basis.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912

Labor Market Information

  • Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

  • Median wage: $24.08/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Farmers and Ranchers

  • Median wage: $35.43/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Agricultural Sciences Teachers

  • Median wage: $93,648/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Farm and Home Management Advisors

  • Median wage: $29.02/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529