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About The Program

The Ranch Management Program requires an academic year (nine months) to complete.  The course of study is intense, challenging, and time-consuming.  Classroom instruction and discussion coupled with fieldwork observation culminate in the student implementing this knowledge in real-world projects reflecting agricultural asset management.  Attendance is mandatory for all classes and fieldwork.

Areas of Study

  • Livestock production
  • Breeding programs
  • Animal health
  • Feeding
  • Crop production
  • Harvesting
  • Grazing systems
  • Livestock handling
  • Natural resource conservation
  • Forage production
  • Climate and geographical information
  • Accounting principles
  • Marketing
  • Personnel management
  • General management principles
  • Field work