Dairy Business Management

Manage a family dairy farm

Develop the skills for success in the dairy industry with goals such as directly owning or managing a dairy farm or employment in one of the many supportive fields of the dairy industry. This program is perfect for those already working within the dairy community who are seeking to grow their knowledge; and it is great for those entering the dairy industry. Students participate in hands-on learning with various dairy operations as they develop solid herdsperson skills, proper management, and the ability to utilize technology to improve animal welfare and production. Students gain a solid understanding of how to run an efficient and profitable business operation. 

Career Area
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August


Career Outlook

Dairy Business Management

Median Income: $32,125.00*


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Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.


Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.




*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from the Lakeshore District.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Ensure enrolled in or graduate of Dairy Herd Management Program.
  • Schedule your 1st Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

  • Complete online Student Success Tutorial prior to registering for second semester

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 All Term 3 and Term 4 classes are  available online or through iFlex, which is a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Faculty Bios

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Lyndsay Burmesch

As an educator, I look forward to guiding students towards their goals and developing a lifelong passion for learning. 

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