City

Instructor

School/Host

Farm Management Address

Farm Management Phone Numbers

Bismarck

Kyle Olson
Kyle.Olson.3@bismarckstate.edu

Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

701-224-5417
701-516-3961 (cell)
701-323-4345 (fax)

Bottineau

Rodney Armstrong
Rodney.Armstrong@dakotacollege.edu

Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND 58318-1198

701-228-5481
701-550-9703 (cell)

Bottineau

Keith A. Knudson
Instructor, Specialty Crops
Keith.Knudson@dakotacollege.edu

Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND 58318-1198

701-228-5489

Carrington

Joel Lemer
Joel.Lemer@lrc.edu
Steve Metzger
Metzger@daktel.com

Lake Region State College

Farm Business Management
Carrington Research Extension Center
663 Hwy 281 Box 219
Carrington, ND 58421-0219

701-652-2951 Research Center
Ext 119- Joel 122-Steve
701-653-0413 (Joel cell)
701-652-5727 (Steve cell)

Devils Lake

Dr. Bayarbat Babarch
Bayarbat.Babarch@lrsc.edu

Lake Region State College

Lake Region State College
1801 College Drive N.
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1534

701-662-1554 (center)
310-948-4999 (cell)

Dickinson

Jeffrey Dragseth
jeffrey.dragseth@bismarckstate.edu  

Bismarck State College

Farm Business Management
Dickinson Research Extension Center
1041 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601

701-426-1121
701-456-1165 (fax)

Fargo

Kelcey Hoffman
kelcey.hoffmann@ndscs.edu  

ND State College of Science

NDSCS Fargo
1305 19th Aven N.
Fargo, ND 58102

701-231-6931
701-535-0165 (cell)

Glen Ullin

Ron Egli
Ron.Egli@k12.nd.us  

Glen Ullin Public School

Glen Ullin Public School
PO Box 548
Glen Ullin, ND 58631

701-348-3590
701-348-3084 (fax)
701-260-5227 (cell)

Jamestown

Jason Fewell
jason.fewell@ndscs.edu 

ND State College of Science

James Valley Center
Technology Center
910 12th Ave NE
Jamestown, ND 58401-6513

701-952-4166
701-331-1363 (cell)

Langdon

Darren Wilcox
darren.wilcox@lrsc.edu  

Lake Region State College

Farm Business Management
Langdon Research Extension Center
9280 107th Ave NE
Langdon, ND 58249

701-256-2582
701-350-2965 (cell)

Minot

Lynsey Aberle
lynsey.aberle@dakotacollege.edu  

Dakota College at Bottineau

Farm Business Management
North Central Research
Extension Center
5400 Hwy 83 South
Minot, ND 58701

701-857-7600 (direct)
701-857-7676 (fax)
701-720-2323 (cell)

Rugby

Sheila Braaten
Sheila.Braaten@dakotacollege.edu

Dakota College at Bottineau

Rugby Public Schools
1123 South Main
Rugby, ND 58368-2428

701-776-5095
701-776-5091 (fax)
701-771-7024 (cell)

Wahpeton

Kara Wulfekuhle
Kara.Wulfekuhle@ndus.edu  

ND State College of Science

ND State College of Science
800 N. 6th Street
Wahpeton, ND 58706-0002

701-671-2593 (Kara)
701-690-8480 (Kara cell)
701-671-2171 (fax)

WillistonRodney Armstrong
Rodney.Armstrong@dakotacollege.edu

Dakota College at BottineauDakota College
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND 58318-1198
701-228-5481
701-550-9703 (cell)


​How to Enroll 
To enroll in a ND Farm Management program near you, contact one of the instructors listed below or fill out the form on this page.

2020-2021 Farm/Ranch Business Management Instructors

Life’s best lessons are learned on the farm. 

Hard work. Caring for the land. And farming operations.

For years, farmers and ranchers have been passing valuable lessons down from one generation to the next. But with today’s ever-changing market conditions and rising operating costs, farming and ranching the same way year after year may not provide you with your best path to profitability. Learning new lessons through the North Dakota Farm Management program can help you maximize your operation’s potential and profits. Through this program, you’ll learn how to collect, manage and analyze data to adapt to changing times and take advantage of current market opportunities. 

You’ll work one-on-one with your instructor in a personalized program tailored to your needs. You can enroll in this program at any time. 

You’ll learn to: 

  • Maintain a detailed record of the performance of your farm or ranch: types of crops, yields, livestock, sales, profits/losses, expenses, etc.

  • Compare year-to-year performance 

  • Confidentially compare your performance to other similar operations

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your farming operation

  • Assess the value of potential acquisitions

  • Adjust your farm’s business strategy based on solid data

  • Assess the viability of passing the operation along to the next generation

Farmers and ranchers need to make a lot of decisions about crops, livestock, budgets, and expenditures. Our Farm Business Management program gives you the data and the skills you need to make those decisions with confidence. Learn to manage your farming operation to make the most of your farm’s potential. 

Farm Management Education is certified to meet the Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. Students must be actively engaged in farming or ranching a beginning farmer/rancher to enroll. All types of farms and ranches are eligible. Throughout the program, you will be using your own farm’s financial information, which will remain confidential. The information will be used anonymously in local, regional and state databases.

​​​  North Dakota Farm Business Management     909 Basin Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504               701-224-8390