Dairy Business Management - ITS (Proposed)

Manage a family dairy farm

Of the 9,520 Wisconsin dairy farms, 96% are family-owned. The Dairy Business Management Individual Technical Studies (ITS) Associate Degree prepares individuals whose goal is to take over or manage a family dairy farm and to train those entering the dairy industry for the first time to become managers/owners. This program will expand on already learned hands-on skills and strengthen the business knowledge needed to be the manager/owner of a farm operation. The target audience for this ITS degree includes graduates of a dairy-related technical diploma and those currently employed as dairy workers who envision a transition to a dairy management related career.

Career Area
Agriculture & Horticulture
Associate Degree
Program Number
10-825- 18
  • Individual Technical Studies (ITS)
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 61 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

*Please see your Program Counselor for your individualized plan.

Career Outlook

Dairy Business Management - ITS (Proposed)

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

*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:

  • On Farm Placement and Release Form
  • Ensure enrolled in or graduate of Dairy Herd Management Program.
  • Schedule a Program Counseling Session to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study, and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

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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.