Grow in your chosen field.

Agriculture is both a business and a science, and in today’s world, it is a profession being challenged by exploding populations and declining resources. That’s why advanced skills and training are essential to success on the farm or out on the range.

It’s also true that agriculture is a field that has become more specialized, which is why Butler offers more than 40 courses and several different degrees. Our programs are designed to give you control over the degree you pursue based on your chosen career path. Select from courses in areas such as animal and food sciences, agribusiness or range management. Train with the most advanced technology in our newly renovated agriculture facility just a half-mile away from the El Dorado main campus.

Our agriculture program and instructors have risen to national prominence. Therefore, you can be confident that your degree from Butler will prepare you to pursue a bachelor’s degree in your next step. It will also distinguish you in a competitive job market.

Here on our department page, you will find information that will assist you in learning about our program. Browse our links to find information about our degree offerings and our suggested class sequences. Here you will also find information about our student organizations and our nationally recognized livestock judging program.

If you are a prospective student looking at college options, please reach out to one of our faculty and set up a campus visit. We would love to get to know you and tell you about our Ag programs.

Contact Us

Joe Leibbrandt
Department Chair, Assistant Professor
Office: BOE 1412

Taylor Frank
Livestock Judging Coach

Shannon Covert
Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOE 15142

Tiffani Price
Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOE 15129

Mel Whiteside
Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Office: BOA 5109S


Livestock Judging Team

Livestock Judging

Butler community college has remained one of the most premier junior college livestock judging programs for at least the past two decades. Read more about our Livestock Judging Team.

Classes You Take

Check out our Course Catalog.