Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate

About the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate

If you've owned your own business or you have strong marketing skills, and you'd like to learn the how-to of food production in this region, then earning your Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate is the perfect next step.

After completing this certificate, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the science behind plant growth and soil health, and how to improve both through ecologically sustainable methods.
  • Start fruit and vegetable plants from seed and from cuttings, in preparation for small- and mid-scale farm production.
  • Take advantage of season extension methods like hoop houses or high tunnels.
  • Recognize pest and disease pressure in plant crops.
  • Harvest, wash, and pack vegetables for best shelf life and delivery to grocers/chefs.

Total Cost of Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,413.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • You'll learn from in-depth classroom and hands-on experience in organic food production on MCC's student farm.
  • Local food entrepreneurs provide real world examples in your classes.

In addition to the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate (CIP 1.0601 )

Total Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,007.00 $6,807.00 $8,462.00 $8,462.00
Additional Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate Costs $406.00 $406.00 $406.00 $406.00
Program Total $2,413.00 $7,213.00 $8,868.00 $8,868.00

About this Career

Typical Jobs

  • Farm laborer, crew supervisor, or farm manager
  • Private grower/gardener for chefs or other individuals
  • Farm manager or greenhouse supervisor for non-profits, educational institutions, school gardens
  • Landscape, nursery, or floral worker
  • Grocery store product department supervisor, aggregator, or food hub worker
Occupations that Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041.00
Farm and Ranch Managers 11-9013.02
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers 11-9013.01

How will MCC's Entrepreneurial Agriculture Production Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Courses feature guest presenters who are farmers and food business owners sharing real world experience and pathways to careers.
  • You'll have access to the Center for Agrarian Learning which hosts presentations and workshops by regional leaders.
  • Take advantage of the Career Services department and the resources available for career information, resume building and job search activities.

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Pursue a baccalaureate degree which could lead to a career in sustainable agriculture, food systems planning, rural development, public policy or public health.
  • Work for food and farm businesses as field crew supervisors or managers.
  • Own a farm business
  • Install and maintain food gardens for private individuals, K-12 schools, and others.

Outside the Classroom

We understand that experiential learning opportunities are critical to the early stages of farmer success so we've made this program as hands-on as possible. You'll experience all aspects of farm production from seed to wash/pack in your agriculture practicum and agriculture internship.