School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

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Agriculture Systems Management

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 300903


In the Agriculture Systems Management technical diploma program at Madison College, you'll take four courses that teach basic business planning and analysis skills. You'll learn about business plans, economic principles, financial management, how to set and achieve your agribusiness goals, and strategies to monitor your success.  

You will gain an understanding of sustainable soil and crop management strategies and investigate how these strategies impact your business. You will also learn about animal production principles necessary for success in the business of farming including animal health, genetics, reproduction and livestock safety.

While in the program, you will apply what you learn to your own agribusiness operation or simulations developed by the instructor.

Madison Area Technical College is an approved training vendor for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Agriculture is a vital industry in Wisconsin’s economy and the Agriculture Systems Management technical diploma from Madison College will provide you the tools to succeed in this important field.

Program Details

Students in the Agriculture Systems Management program attend part time.

Agriculure Systems Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Portage - Hybrid

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered online and in person.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.  

In-person Program         Online Program

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester


After completing the Agriculture Systems Management program at Madison College, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate agriculture systems.
  • Implement farm business and marketing strategies.

Agriculture Systems Management technical diploma graduates from Madison College are prepared to do valuable work as:

  • Farm and agribusiness owner/operator/manager
  • Agribusiness customer service representative
  • Agribusiness marketing and sales representative
  • Agribusiness finance service technician


Related Programs

Flexible Learning Options

  • Online: Out-of-state students can complete the Agriculture Systems Management program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.
  • Hybrid: Meets monthly on Friday mornings at the Portage campus.