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Dairy Goat Herd Management Certificate

Dairy Goat Herd Management


Spring 2024 Goat Courses Open Now!

Starting 1/15/24

  • Goat-Herd Health
  • Goat-Kid Management
  • Goat-Meat Production

Starting 2/12/24 - 3/8/24

  • Goat-Nutrition
  • Dairy Goat-Genetics and Selection
  • Goat-Reproduction and Breeding Program

3/18/24 - 4/12/24

  • Business Promotion and Marketing
  • Facilities and Housing
  • Production Records Analysis

4/15/24 - 5/10/24

  • Farm Records and Financial Management
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Introduction to the Industry



For Dairy Goat Herd Management Students for 2023-2024!

  • Enroll in a minimum of four dairy goat courses to qualify (see application for more details)
  • Deadline for scholarship application for fall is December 1, 2023 and deadline for spring is May 1, 2024.

Certificate Information

The Southwest Tech Dairy Goat Herd Management Certificate is a non-degree certificate that includes the following components:

  • 12 online courses with experiential learning components
  • An annual Goat Academy providing hands-on training

An experienced producer or novice goat farmer can enroll in the certificate to fine tune their farm management skills and gain the knowledge to support a full-time commercial dairy goat operation. A student may choose to take just one course or the whole certificate. The courses average 6-10 hours in length and can be taken anywhere! The student will gain skills needed to begin, maintain, manage, and profit from a commercial dairy goat operation. The program includes presentations from speakers of expertise offering their knowledge and experiences in the commercial goat industry.

  • Speakers of Expertise offering advice and knowledge
  • Online courses enhanced with experiential learning
  • Annual Academy to provide networking and hands-on opportunities

Earn a non-degree certificate in goat herd management to develop your management skills to own and operate a dairy goat operation.

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Academic Services

2024 Goat Management Academy

Certificate Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Southwest Tech Foundation at or 608.822.2362.

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