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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Charles S. Mooney
Ag Sci./Ag Bus./Dairy Sci. Dept. Chair
(315) 684-6301
mooneycs@morrisville.edu
Marshall Hall, Room 107

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Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to this program by several means that offer flexibility to meet the requirements of the degree. Students may successfully complete an A.A.S. degree program in agriculture, where required courses could transfer in the B.Tech. Dairy Management Program.

Students may also enter the program after completing transferable, college-level course work in either general education or technology-based courses, or transfer from other accredited institutions. This may require articulation agreements among other SUNY Institutions and Community Colleges. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. All bachelor degree programs offered by the College must meet the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements.