Minnesota State Career Opportunity

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Farm Business Management Instructor (FBM)


2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201


Farm Business Management (Unclassified MSCF-TC Faculty)


The instructor is a member of the Ridgewater College Farm Business Management faculty.  Teaching assignment responsibilities will emphasize a specialization in providing instruction in Farm Business Management. This emphasis will include providing instruction in record-keeping, farm business analysis interpretation, tax management, farm finance, commodity marketing, and general farm management. Instruction may be delivered individually, classroom, seminar and via technology.  The applicant (the employee) should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations. This instructor will be working with the following MN counties: Stearns, Kandiyohi, Wright and Pope.   


MISSION: Ridgewater College empowers diverse learners to reach their full potential and enrich their lives through personalized and relevant education in an accessible, supportive, and inclusive environment.

VISION: Ridgewater College is a student-centered educational leader focused on innovation, excellence and affordability.


  • Enterprising - We are future-focused, and change-oriented, developing creative solutions to challenges that maximize our institutional, system and local resources.
  • Empowerment – We develop and empower employees to make decisions to best serve students and stakeholders.
  • Excellence – We strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We seek to understand and appreciate the needs and experiences of every individual and actively work to provide genuine opportunities for everyone to succeed and participate in college activities and processes.
  • Trust and Respect – We are committed to developing a culture based in processes and behavior that create trust and respect among all stakeholders.
  • Collaboration – We connect and work together to achieve common goals while respecting needs and interests of stakeholders.
  • Curiosity and Creativity – We constantly strive to understand, learn, change, and improve.
  • Accountability – As individuals and groups, we willingly accept and take ownership of our successes and failures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement

Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agriculture education, business, finance, economics or accounting.

Occupational Experience Requirement

Four full-time (or equivalent) years of verified related paid work experience in agricultural operations, agricultural finance, or agribusiness.

Recency Requirement

One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) postsecondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paid Occupational Experience Requirements may include:
    • Agricultural Operations: farming, hobby farming, and some horticulture operations.
    • Agricultural Finance: ag lender or an accountant who deals specifically with farmers.
    • Agribusiness: seed company or other agricultural type of business.

NOTE:  high school teaching alone does not meet the occupational experience requirement.

  • Background in farm management or related business.
  • Experience in farm business accounting and budgeting.
  • Familiarity with computer applications.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, providing leadership, appointment scheduling, and effective time management.
  • Ability to complete cash flow projections.
  • Teaching and/or training experience.
  • Farming or agriculture experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must include:

  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest addressing the position qualifications
  • Copy of College Transcripts (originals required upon hire)
  • A list of three professional references with contact information





Belgrade, MN

Start Date:
July 27, 2020

Application Deadline:
OPEN UNTIL FILLED, Applications received by midnight June 28, 2020 will receive priority review

Send materials to:
Apply online at
as described in the
application procedure, by deadline

Jane Bohlsen
Human Resources Office
Email: jane.bohlsen@ridgewater.edu
Phone: 320.222-6075
Fax: 320.222-6077

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.