Welcome to Agriculture & Rangeland Management
Do you like to work outside? Are you seeking a hands-on career with animal and plant life? In the High Plains region, and all over the world, there’s a growing demand for people like you. The Rangeland Management program at Chadron State College can help you get there.
North American rangelands occupy about half the continent; ranging from desert grassland systems to mountain meadows. Likewise, rangelands comprise almost half of Nebraska. From these rangelands emerge a variety of products and industries that range from traditional domestic livestock production to water, wildlife and timber management, and recreation.
Often viewed as the original sustainable agriculture, rangeland management is based on a wide variety of sciences, such as animal science, ecology, wildlife management, economics, soils, forestry and watershed science. The managers of these rangeland resources face many challenges today and in the future. The Rangeland Management program has developed a unique program of study that allows students to tailor their educational paths to meet these challenges.
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Rangeland Management is for students who may be interested in…
- Working outdoors
- Ranch management
- Habitat Management
- Hunting and fishing
- Wildland Fire
- Prescribed Fire
- Working with others
- Working with animals
- Range, soils, and land judging
Student Learning Outcomes
Students in this program will develop the knowledge, skills, competencies, and attitudes so they will be able to:
- Develop and defend a management plan which describes and assess the rangeland resources of soil, vegetation, livestock and wildlife.
- Describe and compare range ecosystems throughout North America and the principles used to manage the resources within them.
- Synthesize and communicate, both written and orally, acquired knowledge from scholarly research on rangeland, livestock and wildlife management using appropriate peer-reviewed literature.
Experiential / Hands-On Learning
Life is not a spectator sport, nor is learning! Most of our classes include in the field activities, allowing for experiential learning and real-life application of concepts learned in the classroom.