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Dairy Herd Management

31-091-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Rice Lake
Financial Aid Eligible

Progressive. Competitive. Agricultural Technology.

The Dairy Herd Management program will prepare students with practical experience and theory applications to meet the demands of operating profitable and progressive dairy farms. Proper management skills, herdsperson traits, and continued use of new technologies are keys in being competitive in today's markets. This program is for the student serious about maintaining a career in dairy herd management.

Special Features

This program is designed for the learner to gain first-hand experience through internships. This will incorporate actual work experience in such areas as a dairy herdsperson, milking, feeding, calf care, general farm duties, scheduling, and employer/employee communications.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Dairy Herd Management program includes the following pathway options:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Practical. Skilled. Decision Maker.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Find out what the Dairy Herd Management program can help you do in the Career Impact article Back on the farm.

Student Profile

Dairy Herd Management students should be able to:

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the one-year Dairy Herd Management program is $5,197 (does not include books). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.