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The Farm Business Management Educational Program at Moorhead Minnesota is available through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and is administered through Northland Community and Technical College,Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

The Farm Business Management Program at Moorhead Minnesota is designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming in the Red River Valley in western Clay, Norman and Wilken Counties.  The primary delivery method of instruction is through individualized instruction.  Instruction is also delivered in small and large group meetings.  For more information about curriculum and other programs in the state of Minnesota contact the Minnesota Farm Business Management web site at Ag Centric


When enrolled in the Farm Business Management Program, you will receive instruction on how to:

  1. Prepare a detailed balance sheet, complete a year-end analysis with separate enterprising, and project a cash flow for the following year using the FINPACK computer software program.

                  “Where am I now?”

  1. Determine if you are meeting your business and personal short and long term goals.

“Where do I want to be?”

  1. Formulate alternatives and transition plans to meet your goals.

“How do I get there?”

  1. Analyze your current record keeping system or set-up a computerized record keeping system using Quicken  or QuickBooks  software on your farm if desired.

“How do I monitor my progress?”

  1. Learn marketing terms and principles, the process of farm business planning, and staying informed in a changing world.

“What tools do I need to manage my farm business?”


The Farm Business Management Program at Moorhead Minnesota is designed for farm business managers who want to improve their skills and become more profitable to meet their goals.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  -Seneca


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Ron Dvergsten Ron.Dvergsten@Northlandcollege.edu or

Josh Tjosaas Josh.Tjosaas@Northlandcollege.edu

Farm Business Management Dept.

200 5th Street S. Suite #106

Moorhead, MN. 56560

Phone:  (218) 299-5827 or (218) 299-5863

 Fax:  (218) 299-5838


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