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Farm Operation and Management

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The two-year Farm Operation and Management program includes courses in all phases of technical agriculture with special emphasis on farm management. Students enrolled in Farm Operation and Management have a choice of four specializations:

�Farm Management
�Crop Science
�Animal Science
�Dairy Science

Students attend classes for approximately six weeks and then are released for a four-week period of internship during the height of fall field work. Upon their return, they follow the regular schedule until they are released in April for a spring internship. During the summer session, students are given the option of attending any or all of the courses offered. During the internship periods, students are supervised by an instructor. Students take advanced classes their second year and graduate at the end of May.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

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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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529