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School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083

Course Description

Introduction to Dairy Science

An introductory course to the dairy industry with a focus on its evolution and the scope of New York’s, United States’ and the world’s industry. It will include discussion of farm types, production techniques, breeds of cattle, cattle behavior and selection, economics and trends. Dairy products will be studied, as well as consumer trends, milk quality and processing, a section on farm organization, cooperative careers, farm management structure and the future of the industry will be included. The lab will supplement the lecture and will include animal behavior, marketing, performing milk quality tests, and field trips. 3 credits, (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

Admissions Requirements

Freshman: Desired: two units each of defined math and science and vocational agriculture. 

Transfer: Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should elect appropriate science courses such as biology and/or chemistry, and mathematics.