Career Prospects

Dairy positions are available in production management, service, quality control, and sales. Graduates may start a dairy operation of their own or return to their home farm; manage others’ operations as dairy herd or farm managers, or become farm employees; or fill positions as dairy field representatives or dairy technicians. This curriculum can also lead to careers as agribusiness representatives in the areas of artificial insemination; milk quality; feed sales; nutritional consulting; and health, finance, and business management. Additional post-graduation experience is always helpful in preparing students to become dairy farm and business owners.