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Dairy Herd Management

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

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

A career pathway is a series of connected education and training strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure stackable industry relevant credentials and obtain employment within an occupational area and advance to higher levels of future education and employment in that area. The Dairy Herd Management one-year technical diploma includes a series of three embedded short-term technical diplomas as documented below:

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 approximately $5,000. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.