Course Description

Advanced Dairy Herd Mgt

Students will gain experience in managing a dairy herd with major emphasis placed in the areas of milking management, dairy nutrition, herd health and labor relations. Students will form a direct working relationship with dairy/farm managers, farm staff and industry professionals to effectively manage the dairy facilities at Morrisville State College. Students will be actively involved in gathering, organizing and analyzing data and records on the college farm. Students will use this information to generate weekly reports and will make effective weekly reports and recommendations for improvements in different areas on the dairy operation. Students will have additional opportunities to attend professional meetings in preparation for a career in the dairy industry. Prerequisite: A ā€œCā€ or better in DANS 100, DANS 110, DANS 115, DANS 120, DANS 150, DANS 151, DANS 210, DANS 220, DANS 225 Or permission of Instructor 4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), fall semester

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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.