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Farm Business Management Education Programs in Minnesota are available through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). These programs are administered through 8 college campuses with 85 different sites across the state. There are a total of 105 Farm Business Management Instructors.

Farm Business Management Programs are designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming. The purpose of the program is to assist students in meeting their business and personal goals. This is best accomplished through the use of quality records and sound business decisions. Effective financial management in the business is the best way for the business to maintain that competitive edge.

Instructors in Minnesota’s Farm Business Management Education Programs deliver the program using a variety of methods. The primary delivery method is through individualized instruction at the students business. Instructors meet with the students on a regular basis to evaluate the business and develop individual educational plans. Instruction is also delivered in the traditional classroom, small group meetings, field trips, and tours.

Farm Business Management Education is managed at the state level by the Director of Management Education Programs. The state of Minnesota is divided into 6 regions which are managed by 5 Regional Deans of Management Education.

For more information:  Contact:
Richard Joerger, PhD
System Director for Agriculture and Business Program Coordination
Minnesota State Colleges and Universitie
Office of the Chancellor
Wells Fargo Place
30 7th Street East, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55101-7804
Office Telephone 651-297-1484
Cell: 612-219-7953
Office FAX is 651-296-3214