Posted: May 6, 2016

On March 7, more than 6,000 people from 157 countries logged onto their computers to learn about dairy production and management as part of the college's latest massive open online course (MOOC).

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Topics included genetics, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, farm economics, and sustainability of dairy production systems.

Registrants were members of the general public interested in how milk is produced; professionals directly or indirectly involved in dairy production, such as farm managers, employees, consultants, and government officials; livestock producers; educators; and students interested in animal or dairy science.

Ten faculty members in the college co-taught the eight-week course. The Dairy Production and Management MOOC will be offered continuously, on demand.

Learn more about the Dairy Production and Management online course.