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Ranch Management and Beef Industry Leadership Certificate

  • Cowboy and cowgirl on horses keeping cattle together on countryside field in Queensland, Australia

This certificate program can provide you with an important credential – whether you are just starting out or looking to advance your career in ranching and/or the beef industry.

Certificate Program

Ranch Management and Beef Industry Leadership Certificate Program


Earning this certificate can help lead to/advance careers in:

  • Private ranch and land management
  • Rangeland management
  • Extension and research
  • Feedlot management
  • Consulting

Program Highlights

  • Advanced studies in the application of range and livestock management practices to improve the sustainability and profitability of ranching

  • Hands-on experience in range and livestock management at our Management, Instruction and Research Center – a 6,000-acre working ranch

Admission Requirements

  • All college/university transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay that answers the following:
    • In your opinion, what is the number one challenge facing the agriculture industry today and why? Also, what are your background and career goals related to agriculture?


Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following:

  • Animal science
  • Agricultural economics/business
  • Natural resource management
  • Range science
  • Closely related field

Application Deadlines

Spring: Dec. 1

Fall: July 15

International Student Spring: Nov. 1

International Student Fall: June 10


Required Courses
Courses Hours

RWM 6338 Range Animal Nutrition


RWM 6340 Ranch and Livestock Management


AGEC 6331 Farm Business Management


ASCI 6340 Advanced Sheep and Goat Production

Select 3 Hours
Courses Hours

RWM 6339 Grazing Management


ASCI 6341 Advanced Animal Nutrition


ASCI 6342 Ruminant Nutrition

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