Farm Operations and Management

Agriculture serves a critical need for our country, and with technology advancements, it's a job market that promises to change in the coming years. Stay ahead of the latest trends and start your career with the tools you need to adapt to the industry. Pro-Tech teaches you to manage crops and resources responsibly, oversee operations, buy and sell as well as protect and scout crops, and adhere to national standards in livestock handling and breeding. In addition, you will receive educational training in a number of re-emerging farming practices: sustainability, organic farming, even small-scale farming production. 

Career opportunities

  • Livestock breeding and management (swine, beef, dairy, poultry)
  • Facility and equipment maintenance
  • Agriculture sales
  • Crop protection
  • Precision agriculture
  • Pesticide and fertilizer application
  • Feedmill operations
  • Soil sampling and crop scouting
  • Operations and team leadership

Course load

Pro-Tech courses blend hands-on learning with a strong biblical foundation and workplace skills that will make you a better communicator, collaborator, and management lead. Your course load also includes an internship in every semester so that you can gain valuable work experience and find the agriculture operations career path that matches your interests and gifts. The list below summarizes course and internship sequencing. Details on course and semester credits appear in the two-year plan.

Year 1 - Fall

  • AgOp: Intro to Farm Operations and Management
  • AgOp: Farm Safety and Equipment
  • AgOp: Farm Maintenance and Repair
  • AgOp: Farm Welding
  • AgOp: Principles of Agronomy
  • Internship 
  • Core: Kingdom, Identity, and Calling
  • English: Workplace Writing

Year 1 - Spring

  • AgOp: Farm Electricity
  • AgOp: Farm Fluid Systems
  • AgOp: Animal Husbandry
  • Internship 
  • Core: Biblical Foundations
  • Communication: Workplace Communication

Year 1 - Summer

  • AgOp: Precision Agriculture
  • Internship 
  • Core: Leading and Serving Others

Year 2 - Fall

  • AgOp: Animal Nutrition
  • AgOp: Farm Business Management
  • AgOp: Beginning Agriculture Sales
  • Internship 
  • Core: Early Modern Western Culture and Worldviews
  • Math: Technical Mathematics

Year 2 - Spring

  • AgOp: Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • AgOp: Integrated Pest Management
  • AgOp: Farm Commodity Marketing
  • Internship 
  • Core: Modern Western Culture in Global Context
  • Core: Serving Christ’s Kingdom through Pro-Tech

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Jade Van Holland

Jade Van Holland
Professional Technical Education Enrollment Coordinator

CA 218
(712) 722-6094
Jade.VanHolland@dordt.edu