Year 1

You’ll work towards completing the Foundations of Farm & Agribusiness Management Certificate. This certificate covers relevant and important topics related to managing a farm, agribusiness, or working within the agricultural industry in today’s changing economy and environment.

Core Courses:
Fall Term
    FISC 51 Business Principles of Agricultural Management (1 cr.) – offered both Fall and Spring
    FISC 55 1st Year Seminar (1 cr.)
    FISC 57 Introduction to Soils (2 cr.)
    FISC 54 Agribusiness Communications (2 cr.)

Spring Term
    FISC 49 Weather & Climate (1 cr.)
    FISC 50 The Business of Agriculture (1 cr.)
    FISC 52 Agricultural Safety & Health (1 cr.)
    FISC 53 Agriculture Human Resource Management (1 cr.)

+ Pick Your Specialization – Choose 2 credits of electives from the following tracks:





Total Credits: 12

Click here for a list of FISC courses offered.

Year 2

Return for an optional 2nd year and pursue a certificate in a specialization that meets your needs!

+Dairy Farm Management Certificate

Core Courses:
Fall Term
    FISC 63 Dairy Herd Management (2 cr.)
    FISC 114 Ruminant Animal Nutrition* (2 cr.)

Spring Term
    FISC 61 Dairy Herd Health (1 cr.)
    FISC 105 Dairy Cattle Selection & Evaluation* (2 cr.)
    FISC 121 Agricultural Commodities Marketing (2 cr.)
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.)
    FISC 134 Reproduction of Farm Animals* (2 cr.)

*Pre-requisite is FISC 63 Dairy Herd Management

  Total Credits: 12

+Management of Crops & Soils Certificate

Core Courses:
    FISC 20 Introduction to Plant Science (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 121 Agricultural Commodities Marketing (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 142 Identification & Management of Agronomic Crop Pests (3 cr.) Spring

+ Choose 1 of the following courses:
    FISC 58 Forage Crops (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 104 Grain Crops Production & Management (2 cr.) Spring

+ Choose 1 credit from the following electives:
    FISC 21 Agricultural Sales (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 23 Safe & Effective Use of Pesticides in Agronomic Crops (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 71 Pasture Management (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 115 Agribusiness Feasibility Planning (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 136 Agricultural Business Law (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 145 Precision Agricultural Technologies (2 cr.) Fall

  Total Credits: 12

+Farm & Equipment Operations Certificate

Core Courses:
    FISC 115 Agribusiness Feasibility Planning (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 136 Agricultural Business Law (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 140 Farm Machinery (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 143 Farm Power (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 145 Precision Agricultural Technologies (2 cr.) Fall

+ Choose 2 credits from the following electives:
    FISC 21 Agricultural Sales (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 23 Safe & Effective Use of Pesticides in Agronomic Crops (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 110 Livestock Housing (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 142 Identification & Management of Agronomic Crop Pests (3 cr.)
  Total Credits: 12

+Meat Animal Farm Management Certificate

Core Courses:
    FISC 101 Meat Animal Production I (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 102 Meat Animal Production II (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 114 Ruminant Animal Nutrition (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 120 Meat Animal Marketing & Evaluation (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 134 Reproduction of Farm Animals (2 cr.) Spring

+ Choose 2 credits from the following electives:
    FISC 21 Agricultural Sales (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 71 Pasture Management (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 115 Agribusiness Feasibility Planning (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.)
    FISC 136 Agricultural Business Law (1 cr.) Spring
  Total Credits: 12

+Diversified Agricultural Operations Certificate

Core Courses:
    FISC 120 Meat Animal Marketing & Evaluation (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 134 Reproduction of Farm Animals (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 140 Farm Machinery (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 142 Identification & Management of Agronomic Crop Pests (3 cr.) Spring

+ Choose 2 credits from the following electives:
    FISC 101 Meat Animal Production I (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 114 Ruminant Animal Nutrition (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.)
    FISC 143 Farm Power (2 cr.) Spring
  Total Credits: 12

+Turfgrass Management Certificate

Core Courses:
    FISC 023 Safe & Effective Use of Pesticides of Agronomic Crops (1 cr.) Spring
    FISC 122 Turfgrass Nutrient Management* (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 123 Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management* (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 124 Turfgrass Irrigation & Drainage* (1 cr.) Fall
    FISC 133 Soil & Crop Nutrient Management (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 143 Farm Power (2 cr.) Spring

+ Choose 2 credits from the following electives:
    FISC 20 Introduction to Plant Science (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 21 Agricultural Sales (2 cr.) Spring
    FISC 140 Farm Machinery (2 cr.) Fall
    FISC 145 Precision Agricultural Technologies (2 cr.) Fall

*Pre-requisite is FISC 119 Turfgrass Management

  Total Credits: 12