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Current Issues in Farm Business Management

at Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 10
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The program is designed to provide education to established farm businesses. Agriculture is changing very rapidly with technology and ever tightening profit margins. This certificate program is designed for the students that have completed the Farm Business Management Diploma program, but are currently involved in expanding, reorganizing, diversifying, and/or specializing their business. A sound record keeping system is necessary for success in this program. This certificate program will allow a student to access directed study topics which meet their educational needs and allows them to continue to build their management skills through the Farm Business Management Program. Therefore, the primary goal for this certificate program is to develop management skills which will enable the student to be competitive with their peers, and develop skills which will enable them to interpret/manage risk in the business.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls 56701

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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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529