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 Degree.
SVPA 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.
· Horsemanship: 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.