Undergraduate Certificate in Dairy Cattle Production Management

  • Christen G. Jackson (Iowa State University)
  • 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)
  • Laura L Greiner (Iowa State University)
  • Elizabeth Bobeck (Iowa State University)
  • Nicholas K. Gabler (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)


Iowa State University (ISU) offers undergraduate certificates to demonstrate completion of a curriculum in a specialized area across various disciplines.  The certificate has the significant benefit of allowing students to customize their curriculum and document the completion of an approved course of study.  A Dairy 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 dairy cattle industry professional.

The Dairy Cattle Production Management certificate will integrate technical topics in animal science with practical considerations in enterprise management.  Two critical components to the certificate are completing either the Dairy Systems Management course or the Applied Dairy Farm Management course and a required internship that focuses on dairy cattle production management.  Students that complete the certificate will have the background to identify and address challenges in modern dairy 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: Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Curriculum

How to Cite:

Jackson, C. G., Bundy, J., Huff-Lonergan, E. J., Sterle, J. A., Cunnick, J., Greiner, L. L., Bobeck, E., Gabler, N. K. & Lonergan, S. M., (2022) “Undergraduate Certificate in Dairy Cattle Production Management”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 19(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.14491



Published on
09 Aug 2022
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