​Advanced Farm Business Management


Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase

December 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willmar Campus


  • Discover employment opportunities in agriculture
  • Attend industry presentations about new products and technologies
  • Network with industry representatives from major agriculture companies
  • Explore the trade show exhibits
  • Review the agriculture training programs available at Ridgewater College
  • Students - to register - go to http://www.ridgewater.edu/AgCareer-Tech


Ridgewater College is holding an agricultural career fair and trade show for agricultural employers to recruit 
workers and showcase their products to the next generation of growers and agribusiness professionals.

The event will be held at the Ridgewater College’s Willmar Campus Gymnasium on Friday, December 12017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. (The trade show will end at noon. Student job interviews and industry
presentations continue until 4:00 pm.) Agriculture industry companies will be able to:

  • Recruit highly trained technical agriculture students for employment.
  • Meet future customers and promote products to the next generation of farmers.
  • Present products and job opportunities in small group breakout sessions.

Approximately 200 Ridgewater College agribusiness and production agriculture students plus area high school students will be attending.

To register complete and return the form below:

There is no fee charge to participate.

For additional information, contact:

Curt Fettig 

About the Program​​

The Advanced Farm Business Management program is a unique program offered to working farmers who are currently operating a farm.  ​This program offers a number of options for working farm operators provided by a team of specialists trained in agricultural education in the critical areas for farm management: financial management, enterprise management, and marketing management. The instructors work carefully to help find ways of solving individual problems. Through regularly scheduled meetings and one-on-one instruction, topics are covered including record keeping, budgeting, government programs, computer operations and farm analysis. 

All size and types of farms are encouraged to participate and can benefit from this program.  Instructors are located in communities all across west central Minnesota.  Check the instructor list below to find your local instructor. 

Skill areas:

  • Balance Sheet Preparation
  • Accurate Cash Flows
  • Application to farming operations
  • Evaluation of farming operations
  • Farm Service Agency training requirements
  • Goal setting
  • Marketing plan that best fits need
  • New options and terminology
  • Proper management decisions
  • Rural mental health support project
  • Tax planning
  • Employment issues
  • Enterprise management
  • Estate Planning
  • Farm Transition planning
  • Written business plans 

  • Farm Business Transition: Where Do I Begin? August 3


Zach Rada
Mike Mastey
Steve Zenk
Shawn Meyer
Bob Stommes
Paul Filzen
Dan Perkins
Deron Erickson
Elbow Lakederon.erickson@ridgewater.edu
Kurt Schoephoerster

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.