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Dairy Science

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Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Science


Dairy production is a multi-billion dollar economic force in agriculture. Dairy is key in the effort to feed an every-increasing world population. Northeast Iowa Community College provides leadership in dairy science education on a local, regional, national and global basis at the world-class facility in Calmar known as the Dairy Center.

Students enrolling in this program can expect to transfer to a four-year college with junior status after completion of their two-year degree. Career options for graduates who transfer and achieve their B.S. degrees include:

  • Return to and modernizing family dairy operations
  • Management positions on modern dairies
  • Industry jobs with AI firms, milk procurement organizations and local cooperatives
  • Beginning producers starting their own operations

The Dairy Center’s facilities include the “dueling parlor” (half-parallel/half herringbone) complete with the industry’s latest technological advances and a 3-row, 144-stall barn equipped with both slatted floors and an alley scraper for manure collection. The spacious special-needs facility is a focal point of many education activities that occur at the center. The calf center is a premier facility designed to maximize animal and employee performance. The learning environment for the Dairy Science program is unparalleled.

Dairy Science

Admissions Requirements:

See the Associate of Science program.

Dairy Science

Academic Requirements:

See the Associate of Science program.

Dairy Science

Employment Information:

See the Associate of Science program.

Dairy Science

Additional Information:

Related Student Organizations

Dairy Science Club


Dairy Center


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Dave Lawstuen
Dairly Science Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 112