Farm Management

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Students in this concentration study finance, risk management and economics as applied to management of a complex farm enterprise or ownership of rural real estate.

Students prepare to manage farms as owners, tenants, or employees; to work as professional farm managers for off-site owners; and to work in real estate appraisal, which requires state certification.


Study the business, economics, and finance of commercial agriculture. Learn the complexities of managing a business, cost concepts, economies of scale, budgeting, financial statements, crop insurance, agricultural real estate, agricultural credit, and farmland as an investment.


Gain valuable experiential insights about food and agribusiness through internships with leading companies. Travel and experience commercial agriculture through experiential learning opportunities domestically and abroad.


Shape the future of food production and engage in the business of feeding the world.  Operate a farm, manage farmland for investment owners, or use these valuable skills in ag lending, crop insurance, ag real estate, grain merchandising, commodity risk management, and supply chain management.


See current requirements View the eight semester plan

For more information about Farm Management, please contact:

Caroline Helton
Academic Advisor
304b Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana Illinois 61801