9 Credits | Less than 1 Year
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*
Outreach Center: Balsam Lake*
*Combination of Your Choice and In person instruction
Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The Livestock Production program is designed to give the agricultural enthusiast the technical training needed to skillfully join their family farm operation or start their own. Hands-on labs focus on creating the foundation of basic agronomy, animal husbandry and agricultural business skills needed to take their farm to the next level.
The Livestock Production pathway certificate will give you the fundamentals of livestock management and husbandry along with an understanding of nutrition. Coupled with a class in farm records and analysis, you will complete this program with the skill set to manage and make critical decisions surrounding the day-to-day business of a livestock operation.
The Livestock Production Certificate will prepare students to:
- Evaluate livestock management plans
- Create farm business plans
The classroom setting has an environment of camaraderie that encourages students to share their experiences.
Practical, on-farm application.
A sharing environment.
Livestock Production courses are offered in-person in Rice Lake and available through Your Choice at Ashland, Balsam Lake, and New Richmond.
- Evening course will be available for individuals needing to complete continuing education requirements for FSA loans.
- Labs will be on Fridays at either the WITC - Rice Lake campus or On-Farm (at regional farms and test plots).
This pathway certificate will ladder into the Farm Operation technical diploma.
Practical & Applicable Lessons
The lessons of this program are designed to be applied directly to the production agricultural operation. The intent of each lesson is to either improve quality of life, strengthen farm profitability or streamline management.
The instructor for this program has a background in production agriculture and has tacit knowledge to sort through university and industry recommendations with competency and awareness of day-to-day farm activities.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Advance your skills with the one-year technical diploma.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process for this program that can be completed in one step: simply fill out an application form. That's it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
9 Credits | Less than 1 Year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Livestock Production Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Livestock Production pathway certificate.