• Overview
  • Managing the milk.

    Dairy products — such as milk, butter and cheese — are an important part of the American diet, and they play a critical role in the global agriculture economy.

    This program focuses on the efficient production of high-quality dairy products. You will learn all aspects of milk production, from the physiology of lactation to the management of a modern dairy. Explore animal nutrition and reproduction, dairy production and manufacturing, farm management, and other topics.

    Much of your education will take place in the on-campus labs and animal centers, where you might learn how to maximize the value of retail cuts or explore pregnancy rates and grazing management systems. You could also help care for more than 100 milking Holsteins at the university’s dairy research and teaching center.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Are interested in the dairy industry
    • Enjoy working with livestock
    • Have strong leadership and communication skills
    • Are involved in 4-H or other agriculture-related activities
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Production manager
    • Business owner
    • Ranch manager
    • Research technician
    • Sales representative
    • Marketing director
    • Consultant
    • Analyst