Dairy Farm Management Technology
- Type of Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Credit Requirements: 63
The college’s 500-acre working farm and registered Holstein herd are integrated into all facets of the program and students are active participants in the management and operation of the farm. Practical experience at the farm is an especially valuable aspect of the program for students who lack a farm background. Additional coursework in accounting, finance, and computer applications help broaden students’ understanding of Dairy Farm Management.
Students may also apply for admission to the Farm and Agricultural Resource Management Stewards (FARMS) program offered in cooperation with the University of Vermont. FARMS students make a seamless transition from Dairy Farm Management at Vermont Tech to a second two years at the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at UVM. Full-tuition scholarships are available to Vermont students in the FARMS program.
Students who complete a degree in Dairy Farm Management Technology can transfer seamlessly into bachelor’s programs in Business or Diversified Agriculture.
Graduates of this program possess the skills and knowledge needed to operate a modern dairy farm. They frequently return to their home farms, are employed as herd managers, or work as breeding technicians, DHIA testers, or Peace Corps volunteers.
A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Dairy Farm Management Technology will be able to:
- Understand dairy cow nutrition and the ration formulation process
- Understand dairy cow reproduction and genetics and implement a breeding program
- Competently milk and feed cows
- Understand heifer-raising and successfully and competently raise heifers
- Manage dairy cow transition from dry to lactating
- Understand the dairy industry and represent it knowledgeably
- Raise and store common New England forages
- Manage a dairy operation budget
- Assess a dairy business and recognize potential improvements
- Write a business plan for a dairy operation
- Scholarships: Central Vermont Tractor Club Scholarship, Commonwealth Dairy Scholarship, Farm Family Fund Scholarship, George F. Wellman Memorial Scholarship, Henry G. Chase Memorial Scholarship, J. William Sumner Memorial Scholarship, Lang Farm Scholarship, Leroy D. Ware Memorial Scholarship, Maria Balsam Milone Scholarship , Robert & Margaret Churchill Memorial Scholarship, Vermont Morgan Corporation Scholarship, Webster-Steiner Agriculture Scholarship Fund
News & Events
- I picked Vermont Tech for the 2+2 program
- I enjoy doing anything outside; hunting, fishing, and camping
- I have met some of the best people I know through my Ag classes
- I am incredibly happy with my choice.
- Vermont Tech’s Ag program is like one big family.
- I get lots of experience at the farm and in the classroom.
- I am able to dig in and get my hands dirty in the field during class.
- I enjoy Vermont Tech’s small class size.
- I am so happy to know more about landscaping than I ever thought possible.
Education & Career Opportunities
Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Dairy Farm Management
Vermont Tech Dairy Farm Management student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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