Livestock Management & Merchandising

Course Sequence - Certificate

Livestock Management & Merchandising - One Year Certificate

Career & Technical Education Division 

Your Butler experience will prepare you to apply general principles of agricultural production and management to the solution of practical agricultural problems. This program includes learning in basic animal, plant, and management of agricultural operations such as farming, ranching and agricultural business. Recent certificate graduates hold positions as farm and ranch managers and numerous agriculture related occupations or chose to continue on with an associate's degree. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the one-year certificate

First Semester 15-18 Suggested:

 Agriculture Economics (AG 120)
 Financial Management in Agriculture (AG 215)
 Related Electives (See list below) 6-9 

Second Semester 16-17 Suggested:

Course Title (CRN) Hours
 Fundamentals of Livestock Nutrition (AG 211)
 Crop Science (AG 220)
 Related Electives (See list below) 9-10 

Related Electives:



  • Microcomputers in Agriculture
  • Feeder Livestock Production Management
  • Breeding Livestock Production Management
  • Agriculture in Society
  • Livestock Selection I
  • Crop and Soil Management
  • Meat Science Fundamentals
  • Livestock Health and Disease
  • Marketing Agriculture Products
  • Swine Management
  • Beef Management
  • Range Management
  • Livestock Rations
  • Horse Science
  • Equine Production
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Cooperative Education I, II, III, IV
  • Directed Independent Study in Agriculture
  • Livestock Judging I, II, III, IV
  • College Chemistry I