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College of Agriculture

Farm Management

Farm management prepares people for home farm management, professional farm management or understanding the challenge of managing a farm. Emphasis is placed on production, financial, marketing and management strategies in this Department of Agricultural Economics curriculum.

Credit Hours Required: 130 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business) (3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) Biological sciences selective
(0.5) AGR 11200 (Introduction to Agricultural Economics Academic Programs) (3) Humanities selective
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Elective
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or
MA 22300
(Introductory Analysis I)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(16) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets) (3) AGEC 31000 (Farm Organization)
(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) Production agriculture selective
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) Social science selective
(3) Humanities selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Production agriculture selective (3) Elective
(16) (18)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 31100 (Accounting for Farm Business Planning) or MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting) (3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or mathematics/sciences selective*
(3) AGEC 32100 (Principles of Commodity Marketing) (3) Agricultural economics selective
(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics/sciences elective* (3) Economics selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective (3) Production agriculture selective
(3) Elective (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Elective
(15) (18)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(4) AGEC 41100 (Farm Management) (2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(4) AGEC 42400 (Financial Management of Agricultural Business) (3) Production agriculture selective
(3) Economics selective (3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(3) Production agriculture selective (6) Electives
(3) Social science, humanities or international understanding selective
(17) (14)

* Student must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision-making or applied econometrics.