Highland Community College

Farm & Ranch Management (General, Feedlot, Cow Calf & Swine) (2 yr)

Farm and Ranch Management (A.A.S.)
The Farm and Ranch program is developed to provide individuals with career opportunities in farm and ranch management including production, marketing, self-employment as farmers and ranchers, management of farms and ranches, consulting firms, and governmental research and service activities. Courses designed in this curriculum aid the individual in developing a broad background of agriculture skills in areas of animal science, agronomy, and agriculture economics as well as essential business skills. Emphasis areas in the Farm and Ranch Management Program are Cow-Calf or Swine Management and Feedlot Management.

Farm and Ranch Management - Feedlot Emphasis (A.A.S.)
The Farm and Ranch Management program with the Feedlot option provides individuals the opportunity to seek careers in red meat production. Kansas ranks second in the nation with cattle on feed, cattle and calves on farms, and red meat production by commercial slaughter plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Kansas as the number one state with regard to the number of cattle slaughtered with 17.1% of all cattle processed in this country. Numerous opportunities are available for the student with training in areas of animal nutrition, livestock production, animal health, and basic business skills to meet the needs of this vast industry.

Farm and Ranch Management - Cow-Calf or Swine (A.A.S.)
Cow-Calf and Swine options are designed for the individual who would like to enter farming or ranching, or managing a livestock enterprise dealing with beef or swine. Types of livestock enterprises include: cow-calf operations, back grounding cattle, farrow-finishing operations, or swine finishing floors.