The Beef Production Certificate program is an intensive curriculum designed to train the student for an entry level management position in the Production Livestock Industry. The program emphasizes hands-on learning through labs and practicum experience. New technologies used include: computer assisted ration formulation and record keeping, ultrasound equipment, software for cowherd management and farm management, and GPS.

Students must complete all program requirements with a ā€œCā€ grade or better.

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Freshman Year ā€“ Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
AECL 1000 – Agroecology or BIOL 1000 – Principles of Biology or BIOL 1010 – General Biology 4
AGRI 1010 – Computers in Agriculture 3
ANSC 1210 – Beg. Livestock Judging 2
ANSC 2030 – Principles of Livestock Feeding 4
ANSC 2110 – Beef Production and Management 3
AGRI 1000 – Issues in Agriculture 1
Total Credit Hours: 17

Freshman Year ā€“ Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
AGEC 1970 – Ag Internship 2
AGEC 2010 – Farm-Ranch Business Records 3
ANSC 1550 – Livestock Health 3
ANSC 1100 – Mgmt of Reproduction 4
REWM 2000 – Princ. of Range Mgmt 3
Written Exam (Outcomes Assessment)
Total Credit Hours: 15

 

Course substitutions with adviser approval

Class Credit Hours
AGEC 2020 – Farm-Ranch Business Management 3
AGEC 2150 – Agri-Business Finance 3
AGEC 2300 – Agricultural Marketing 2
AGEC 2350 – Agricultural Commodities in Marketing 2
ANSC 1010 – Livestock Production I 4
CROP 2200 – Forage Crop Science 3