Undergraduate Certificate in Beef Cattle Production Management

  • Jennifer Bundy (Iowa State University)
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan orcid logo (Iowa State University)
  • Jodi A. Sterle (Iowa State University)
  • Joan Cunnick (Iowa State University)
  • Christen G. Jackson (Iowa State University)
  • Laura L Greiner (Iowa State University)
  • Elizabeth Bobeck (Iowa State University)
  • Nicholas K. Gabler (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)


owa State University (ISU) offers undergraduate certificates to demonstrate completion of a focused study in a specialized area across a variety of disciplines. The certificate has the significant benefit of allowing students to customize their curriculum and document completion of an approved course of study. A Beef Cattle Production Management Certificate is offered within the Animal Science Department at ISU. The certificate requirements are organized to correspond with faculty and employer-defined needs for a successful transition from ISU student to beef cattle industry professional.  

The Beef Cattle Production Management certificate will integrate technical topics in animal science with practical considerations in enterprise management. Two critical components to the certificate are the capstone Beef Cattle Enterprise Management course and a required internship that focuses on beef cattle management. Students that complete the certificate will have the background to identify and address challenges in modern beef cattle production enterprises. Further, the certificate assists employers in identifying students that have shown the interest, discipline, and ability to complete this specialized study program. 

Keywords: Beef Production Management, Curriculum

How to Cite:

Bundy, J., Huff-Lonergan, E. J., Sterle, J. A., Cunnick, J., Jackson, C. G., Greiner, L. L., Bobeck, E., Gabler, N. K. & Lonergan, S. M., (2021) “Undergraduate Certificate in Beef Cattle Production Management”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 18(1): 18764. doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.13020



Published on
15 Nov 2021
Peer Reviewed
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