Farm Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

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Farming may be one of the most important jobs on the planet. Learn what it takes to run a successful farming or livestock operation — big or small. Gain a well-rounded education in all areas of the industry, and graduate ready to lead with confidence. 


What You Learn in Farm Management 

Understand the science of livestock and crop production. Learn about risk management, financial management, agricultural marketing, and professional communications. Choose to work with livestock like beef and swine, or take a course in grain science. You are challenged to explore all of the career possibilities and given that opportunity, too. Enjoy four paid internships. 

What Can I do With a Farm Management Degree? 

Run businesses that produce crops, livestock, or dairy products. Take care of day-to-day management by supervising all steps of production such as planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and herding. Watch market conditions, soil conditions and more, to make decisions about crops and livestock. If machinery breaks down or an animal needs tended to, ensure the jobs gets done. Manage finances, mitigate risk, and understand regulatory policy. 

A Solid Foundation

Animal Nutrition

Feeding our food

Animal Nutrition

Nutrition for your livestock. Learn what to feed and when.

Farm Experience 

Get paid, gain skills.

Farm Experience 

Work in the field with a six-week paid internship!

Corn & Soybean Production

Growing for profit

Corn & Soybean Production

Discover how to produce the maximum economic yield using all resources responsibly.

Intro to Ag Markets

How to sell

Intro to Ag Markets

Learn how the futures market can used as a marketing tool. Explore hedging and price forecasting.

Ag instructor Julia Dieckman in Kenya
“It’s exciting; from teaching people in Kenya to teaching students the right things to do, there are no limits to who we’re willing to educate. Personally, it’s been fun for me to learn from different perspectives.”
Julia Dieckman, Agriculture Instructor
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Agriculture Scholarship

Enroll full-time in one of our Agriculture AAS programs and get an automatic $2,000 scholarship. No need to apply; just watch it come off your tuition bill. Really. The Muscatine Community College Foundation is generously donating up to $50,000 to award to Ag students in the 2024-25 academic year. Be one of 25 students to get the scholarship and a great education, too.

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Get Paid to Learn

Our Agriculture programs take hands-on learning to the next level with four paid internships built into your education. On average, EICC Ag students earn $18,000 and rack up 2,000 hours of work experience before graduation. If you look at it that way, you are getting paid to learn.

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Ag Scholarships Available

Enroll in one of our agriculture programs, then apply for scholarships awarded by EICC foundations, FFA, Growmark, and more. Our goal is for you to achieve yours, and scholarships can help.

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Join the National Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS). Competitive style learning and real-life application help you become a skilled professional prepared to work in all areas of agriculture. It is also a student-led organization, so you can build your leadership skills, too.


Livestock Evaluation Team

Here's a unique opportunity to expand your skills. Join EICC's new Livestock Evaluation team! Travel with teammates to livestock shows and events. Gain hands-on experience in animal science and network with industry experts. Join now! Contact Ag Instructor Julia Dieckman.

Call Julia at 563-288-6018
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Start in High School

Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.

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Knock knock. Live here.

MCC offers housing scholarships for students in our Ag programs. Apply now. These campus apartments are a great place to live and learn. Choose a single room or get a roommate and share a two-room suite. Either way, you have plenty of room to kick back and relax with friends. Grab a book and a seat on your couch.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Farm Management: Locations

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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