Farm Management, Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Program Description for Farm Management

Muscatine Community College's Farm Management program is a comprehensive 2 year agricultural production program that includes professional training in the classroom and real world experiences. The areas of marketing, risk management, and financial management are emphasized.

The program has highly technical coursework based on industry standards. Professional organizations are included for developing technical skills and leadership. Area agricultural leaders serve as advisory committee members to guide the growth of the program.

Award Options for Farm Management

  • Associate in Applied Science - Farm Management

Job Outlook for Farm Management

Fewer jobs are expected for farmers and ranchers than in the past; better prospects are expected for wage and salary agricultural managers. In contrast, agricultural managers are projected to gain jobs, growing by about six percent. Full-time, salaried agricultural managers have median weekly earnings of $775. The middle half earned between $570 and $1,269 per week. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $358, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $1,735 per week.

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Career Placement for Farm Management

Career placement for graduates seeking meaningful employment is 100 percent. Starting salaries and wages are competitive to other industries and many career options include benefits packages. Our graduates compete for the same career opportunities that graduates from universities apply for.

Employment Experience for Farm Management

  • Earn your way through school. MCC offers a debt free degree.

  • Work experience for each semester.

  • High tech or low tech, you choose the location and the business as long as it will help you reach your career goals.

  • $18,000 is the average income for our students on the job.

  • 2,000 hours of documented, real world work experience is the average for each graduate.

  • Learn to apply classroom information to the real world of production agriculture.

Eastern Iowa Agriculture Learning Cooperative

These are schools that currently partner with MCC Ag in the form of articulation, dual credit courses or both.

Bellevue Community Schools Calamus-Wheatland Comm. Schools
Centerville Community Schools Columbus Community Schools
Eddyville - Blacksburg Schools Fairfield Community Schools
Harmony Community Schools Louisa-Muscatine Comm. Schools
Lone Tree Community Schools Maquoketa Community Schools
Moravia Community Schools Moulton-Udell Community Schools
Muscatine Community Schools New Hampton Community Schools
North Scott Community Schools North Mahaska Community Schools
Northeast Community Schools Oskaloosa Community Schools
Pekin Community Schools Preston Community Schools
Seymour Community Schools West Liberty Community Schools
Washington Community Schools Tipton Community Schools