Dunlap, Tennessee USA
Thank you for your interest
in attending our F.A.R.M. Business Program. This program is offered through SVPA, an educational non-profit 501c3 school in
Dunlap, Tennessee. The program offers a one year F.A.R.M Certificate, two year F.A.R.M Diploma and a three year F.A.R.M Business
is an approved SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System) school for International Students and therefore accepts
International Students on a case by case basis.
All students will have required classes and courses in seven key areas of study:
Agribusiness: Agribusiness classes include courses in Agritourism and Entrepreneurship in the field of Farm
& Ranch Management, Operations, and Ownership. This specifically includes Dude & Guest Ranch Operations, Farm Stay
Bed & Breakfast Operations, and Agri-Farm Group Tour Operations.
The Horsemanship classes and courses cover extensive Riding Skills and Riding Disciplines, Instruction & Teaching Skills,
Riding Instructor Certifications, Horse Training, and Equine Risk Management and Safety
Pre-Vet Science: Includes Animal Husbandry, Anatomy, Plant and Animal Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals
Finance: Covers Bookkeeping, General Accounting Principles, Financial Risks, Non-Profit and For-Profit
Tax Laws, Fund Raising, Grants, Payroll
Public Speaking, Hospitality, Educational Speaking, Tele Comm., Leadership Comm., Management/Employee Comm., and Christian
Communications in Leadership.
· Marketing: Advertising, Public
Relations, Social Media, CRM, Marketing Analysis, Fundraising for Non- Profits
· Ministry: The
F.A.R.M. Program also includes extensive studies in - Biblical Agriculture; Biblical Equine Studies; Biblical Theology and
Inductive Bible Study; Creation Studies; Youth Ministry; Christian Counseling; Sermon Preparation; Cowboy Church Production;
and Mission Based Projects (both U.S. & International) using the horse and agricultural topics as a ‘tool’
to teach the Word of God.
Courses in the F.A.R.M Business Program enable the student to grasp the scope and possibilities of a career
in Farming, Agritourism & Agribusiness, Ranching, and Ministry. Students will complete all appropriate classes and the
number of credit hours needed per year for their program. During the third year, students will have options in choosing certain
classes and courses for their specialty areas in which they will major and minor.