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, Email Kory; Tom Martin (CESA 3) 608.822.2154, Email Tom; or Chuck Keller (CESA 3) 608.822.3276, Email Chuck

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