Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Upon occasion

This course will provide an introduction to the basics of farm animal care and management with a focus on small-scale, sustainable livestock production. The course will include readings on topics ranging from traditional production agriculture to contemporary sustainable livestock farming, guest lectures from professionals within the local agricultural community (e.g., experienced farmers, Extension agents, and veterinarians), student-led discussions of assigned readings, and hands-on participatory learning through visits to working farms in our area. Students will explore the various health and nutrition needs of common livestock, including monogastrics (hogs), avian (poultry), ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats), and pseudo-ruminants (horses). The course will have a strong focus on the integration of two or more of these livestock species on a diversified farm and will cover pasture management and feed production. Students will be evaluated based on attendance, participation in class discussion and activities, short synthesis essays, and a final project focused on the integration of livestock into a farm setting.

Level: Introductory. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Class limit: 10. Lab fee: $25.


Permission of instructor.

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