The two-year Dairy Management program includes all phases of dairy management. Emphasis areas are:
  • Owner/operator
  • Agribusiness
  • Employed manager/Herdsperson
Dairy Management program (diploma) students do a four-week paid internship each October and again in May. Dairy Management (AAS) students do a four-week paid internship in May or June between their feshmen and sophomore year. The internships provide opportunity to apply skills learned in college and to learn new skills that can best be learned on the job.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1210 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Reproduction
AGRI 1214 Dairy Cattle Anatomy, Physiology and Health
AGRI 1220 Dairy Facilities and Equipment
AGRI 1230 Raising Dairy Replacements
AGRI 1260 Dairy Seminar I
AGRI 1261 Dairy Seminar II
AGRI 1270 Dairy Nutrition
AGRI 1520 Computers in Agriculture
AGRI 1640 Ag Commodity Marketing
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
AGRI 2100 Farm Shop Repair Skills
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 39  
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Ag Business emphasis - Choose AGRI 1552 and AGRI 1580. Farm Op Emphasis - choose AGRI 1540 and AGRI 1623.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1540 Personnel Management for Agricultural Producers
AGRI 1552 Ag Business Credit and Finance
AGRI 1580 Ag Sales & Service
AGRI 1623 Farm Management III
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1550 Introduction to Ag Business
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSMS 1201 Applied Mathematics
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 1  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1551 Ag Business Procedures and Records
AGRI 1622 Farm Management II
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1211 Artificial Insemination
AGRI 1241 Cattle Health Lab
AGRI 1242 Palpation and Ultra-sounding of Dairy Cattle Lab
AGRI 1243 Embryo Transfer
AGRI 1244 Hoof Trimming
AGRI 1628 Applied Farm Records
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1680 Crop Scouting Techniques
AGRI 1681 Crop Scouting Techniques Lab
AGRI 1700 Crop Protection Products
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1730 Forage Production
AGRI 1740 Specialty Crops
AGRI 1750 Introduction to Precision Agriculture
AGRI 1761 Agricultural Water Management
AGRI 1771 Introduction to Precision Ag
AGRI 1776 GIS for Agricultural Producers
AGRI 1780 Grain Handling and Storage
AGRI 2030 Dairy Evaluation
AGRI 2130 Small Engine Repair
AGRI 2135 Ag Electricity
AGRI 2140 Ag Power Maintenance and Repair
AGRI 2141 Agriculture Power Maintenance and Repair Lab
AGRI 2150 Harvesting and Fall Tillage Equipment
AGRI 2151 Forage Harvesting/Fall Tillage
AGRI 2160 Planters & Spring Tillage
AGRI 2161 Planter Meter Certification
AGRI 2180 Ag Machinery Management
AGRI 2191 CDL - Preparation for Written Test
AGRI 2192 CDL - Preparation for Road Test
AGRI 2200 Farm Building and Structures
AGRI 2240 Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
AGRI 2260 Ag Energy/Alternative Fuels
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
GSCL 1141 Spanish Conversation / Culture
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
Total Credits: 6  
 
General Education Required Courses
(3 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 9  
 
General Education Elective Courses
Additional general education courses will be taken in the following areas of study: Communications, Humanities, Math/Natural Sciences, and Social Studies. Choose a minimum of one 4-credit science course with a lab.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 11  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72