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Essentials of Farm Business Management

at Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This certificate program is designed to provide instruction that will help build a foundation for successful financial management of the farm business. Students in this program will use basic accounting practices and goal setting to provide benchmarking information and a direction for the business. Education is primarily delivered in an individualized setting at the student's business or the students preferred location. Students use business records to provide information for completing a business analysis and initiate a financial trend analysis for sound decision-making.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby 56220
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington 56187

Labor Market Information

  • Farmers and Ranchers

  • Median wage: $39.24/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Agricultural Sciences Teachers

  • Median wage: $79,617/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

  • Median wage: $26.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Farm and Home Management Advisors

  • Median wage: $27.03/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu