Beginning Farm Management


...Earn college credit in high school?
...Own or manage a farm?
...Join a farming operation
...Start an agribusiness of your own?

Southwest Tech and CESA #3 are partnering with your high school to provide this evening class to accommodate your schedule. Contact your guidance counselor for the Youth Apprenticeship billing code.


This course includes

  • basic business planning
  • risk management
  • recordkeeping systems
  • financial statements
  • lending opportunities
  • crop and livestock production systems
  • technology in agriculture
  • networking with other producers
  • a field trip.


The Wisconsin Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program is designed to provide you with a working understanding of occupational and technical skills. This program provides the framework for educators and industry to work together to produce career ready, entry-level employees that will compete favorably in a global market.

Beginning Farm Management meets once a month in the evening from September through June.

Includes eight hours of individual on-farm time and one extended field trip to industry/farm operations

Site locations will be determined based on registrations.

To register

  • Contact Your Guidance Counselor who will provide you with the Youth Apprenticeship billing code used to pay for the course
  • Go to the Registration Page and choose a course section that's right for you.
  • Log in and pay using the Youth Apprenticeship billing code provided by your guidance counselor

For more information, please contact Kory Stalsberg (Southwest Tech), 608.822.2742, or Tom Martin (CESA 3) 608.822.2154,

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Career Prep & Dual Enrollment (, 608.822.2367)