The Farm Operation and Management program includes courses in all phases of technical agriculture with special emphasis on farm management. Four-week fall and spring internships allow students to be involved with harvesting and planting. Graduates have a wide variety of career possibilities in addition to working on their farm. Specializations within the Farm Operation and Management program include:
  • Agronomy
  • Ag Mechanics
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science
Course Outline
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1521 Computers/Spreadsheets
AGRI 1540 Personnel Management for Agricultural Producers
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
AGRI 1622 Farm Management II
AGRI 1623 Farm Management III
AGRI 1624 Farm Management IV
AGRI 1640 Ag Commodity Marketing
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 2100 Farm Shop Repair Skills
AGRI 2601 Farm Operation and Management Internship
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 42  
Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
GSMS 1201 Applied Mathematics
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 1  
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Select 4 credits from Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 11  
Elective Courses
(select 18 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1210 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Reproduction
AGRI 1211 Artificial Insemination
AGRI 1212 Dairy Evaluation
AGRI 1214 Dairy Cattle Anatomy, Physiology and Health
AGRI 1221 Milker Training
AGRI 1230 Raising Dairy Replacements
AGRI 1241 Cattle Health Lab
AGRI 1250 Dairy Profit Profile/Computer Lab
AGRI 1260 Dairy Seminar I
AGRI 1261 Dairy Seminar II
AGRI 1270 Dairy Nutrition
AGRI 1628 Applied Farm Records
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1680 Crop Scouting Techniques
AGRI 1681 Crop Scouting Techniques Lab
AGRI 1701 Crop Protection Recommendations for Producers
AGRI 1710 GIS for Producers
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1730 Forage Production
AGRI 1740 Specialty Crops
AGRI 1750 Introduction to Precision Agriculture
AGRI 1760 Agricultural Water Management
AGRI 1770 GIS Applications
AGRI 1771 Introduction to Precision Ag
AGRI 1775 Yield Monitors and Map Interpretations
AGRI 1776 GIS for Agricultural Producers
AGRI 1780 Grain Handling and Storage
AGRI 1810 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
AGRI 1830 Beef Cow Calf
AGRI 1840 Beef Feedlot
AGRI 1850 Beef Profit Profile
AGRI 1860 Beef Evaluation
AGRI 1870 Swine Breeding and Farrowing
AGRI 1871 Swine Nursery and Finishing
AGRI 1880 Swine Evaluation
AGRI 1890 Swine Profit Profile
AGRI 1900 Sheep Management
AGRI 2190 Farm Trucks
AGRI 2200 Farm Building and Structures
AGRI 2260 Ag Energy/Alternative Fuels
AGRI 2300 Ag Travel I
AGRI 2310 Ag Travel II
AGRI 2603 Farm Operation and Management Internship
AGRI 2604 Farm Operation and Management Internship
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
AGRI 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-4*
GSMS 1201 Applied Mathematics
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
Total Credits: 18  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.