Farm Management

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Farm Management?

In Farm Management, a concentration under Agricultural and Consumer Economics, you’ll study the principles of economics, finance, and risk management. All these topics are central to caring for a farm. You’ll develop skills to manage land, labor, and capital resources for a competitive return. You will also learn how to appraise farmland and other assets. Farm Management will give you the skills to manage a farm as an owner, tenant, employee, and more. You can apply into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Farm management
  • Real estate appraisal

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$51,576 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cargill, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Cornell University View All

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,884
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $33,844


  • Tuition: $31,334
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $51,634


  • Tuition: $32,224
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,524