Farm Operation

Farm Operation

Technical Diploma

Are you a farmer or interested in becoming one?

The MSTC Farm Operation program focuses on day-to-day farm operations, with a special emphasis on dairy farms here in central Wisconsin. You will learn about livestock, including livestock diseases/prevention and quality milk/meat production. Agribusiness professionals share their knowledge and experiences through presentations, demonstrations, and tours.

Farm Operation is a 36-week program broken into two 18-week segments. Each segment consists of three six-week terms running from November to April every school year. Classes are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., giving you time to complete morning and evening farm work around class. The program takes a minimum of two years to complete.

Farm Operation is offered at Marshfield Campus.

Jobs

  • Agricultural Manager
  • Agriculture Sales
  • Breeder
  • Dairy Equipment Service Technician
  • Farming
  • Farm Manager
  • Herd Manager

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10080101 Soils 1.00
31080316 Livestock Production 1.00
31080353 Forage Crops 2.00
31080390 Communications 1.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 2
31080309 Milk & Milk Products 1.00
31080318 Farm Accounting 1.00
31080320 Farm Maintenance 2.00
31080347 Farm Chemicals 1.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 3
10080120 Ruminant Animal Nutrition 2.00
31080322 Farm Business Planning 1.00
31080365 Farm Law 1.00
31080380 Farm Buildings & Dairy Cattle Housing 1.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 4
10080110 Animal Health 1.00
31080352 Corn, Grain, & Seed Production 2.00
31080367 Marketing (Including Co-Ops) 1.00
31080372 Farm Computers 1.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 5
10080102 Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management 2.00
10080140 Farm Financial Analysis 3.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 6
10080111 Animal Reproduction 2.00
31080310 Raising Dairy Replacements & Dairy Beef 2.00
31080376 Economics of Farm Equipment 1.00
(5 Credits)
Total Credits: 30