Farm Business & Production Management

Farm Business & Production Management

Technical Diploma

Are you looking for individualized instruction on farm management? Enroll in Mid-State’s Farm Business & Production Management program today!

You will tour numerous operating farms and have the opportunity to see and discuss items with farm operators. You receive on-farm individual instruction, including farming simulations, troubleshooting, soil test collection and interpretation, crop scouting, farm field trips, financial records, nutrient management planning, in-field class speakers, and test plots.

Graduates will have the skills needed for employment with farms, feed mills, grain elevators, livestock markets, equipment sales/service, and agronomy sales/service.

Classes are held off-campus in Adams-Friendship, Almond, Amherst, Auburndale, Chili, and Vesper. Actual location and dates vary, so students are encouraged to contact the associate dean and/or instructor for more information. Group class sessions start in October and typically end by April.


  • Dairy Equipment Service Technician
  • Farm Manager
  • Farmer
  • Feed Sales & Service
  • Fertilizer & Chemical Applicator
  • Field Crop Scout
  • Field Crops Worker
  • Field Equipment Operator
  • Livestock Artificial Inseminator
  • Livestock Herdsman
  • Livestock Nutritionist
  • Milking Parlor Manager
  • Nutrient Management Technician


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
30090381 Operating the Farm Business 3.00
30090382 Soils Management 3.00
30090383 Crop Management 3.00
30090384 Livestock Nutrition 3.00
30090385 Livestock Management 3.00
30090386 Farm Records & Business Analysis 3.00
(18 Credits)
Total Credits: 18