9 Credits | Less than 1 Year
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*
Outreach Center: Balsam Lake*
*Combination of Hybrid and On Site instruction
Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The Livestock Production program is designed to give the agricultural enthusiast the technical training needed to skillfully join their family farm operation or start their own. Hands-on labs focus on creating the foundation of basic nutrition, animal husbandry, and agricultural business skills needed to take their farm to the next level.
The Livestock Production pathway certificate will give you the fundamentals of livestock management and husbandry along with an understanding of nutrition. Coupled with a class in farm records and analysis, you will complete this program with the skill set to manage and make critical decisions surrounding the day-to-day business of a livestock operation.
The Livestock Production Certificate will prepare students to:
- Evaluate livestock management plans
The classroom setting has an environment of camaraderie that encourages students to share their experiences.
Practical, on-farm application.
A sharing environment.
Livestock Production courses are offered in a hybrid setting. This allows you to enjoy the freedom of taking classes through the internet live from anywhere.
- Connect with your instructor and classmates during live classes via the web.
- Evening course will be available for individuals needing to complete continuing education requirements for FSA loans.
- Labs will be on Fridays at either the Home campus or On-Farm (at regional farms and test plots).
This pathway certificate will ladder into the Farm Operation technical diploma.
Practical & Applicable Lessons
The lessons of this program are designed to be applied directly to the production agricultural operation. The intent of each lesson is to improve quality of life, strengthen farm profitability or streamline management.
The instructor for this program has a background in production agriculture and has experiential knowledge to sort through university and industry recommendations with competency and awareness of day-to-day farm activities.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Advance your skills with the one-year technical diploma.
Continue your education to earn a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Estimated Total Program Costs 2022-23*
9 Credits | Less than 1 Year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Livestock Production Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Livestock Production pathway certificate. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Farm Operation technical diploma program.