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

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Strong social science and business-related coursework and performance
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% first-year retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,104
  • Fees: $4,664
  • Expenses3: $16,420
  • Total: $35,188


  • Tuition: $32,076
  • Fees: $4,664
  • Expenses3: $16,760
  • Total: $53,500


  • Tuition: $32,984
  • Fees: $4,664
  • Expenses3: $16,760
  • Total: $54,408