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Reproductive Management Online Course

Have you…

…been working with dairy cows and are looking to increase your knowledge of reproductive management?
…had some formal training or course work but want a refresher on reproductive management?
…been working with the farm repro program but want to know more about the how, what and why?
…wanted to improve the reproductive performance of your herd but need to know where to start?
…wanted to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer?
…been wondering where you’ll find the time to attend a course or workshop?

If so, this course is designed for you. You’ll learn the basics of reproductive management then quickly build from there.

Who should attend:

Dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of dairy reproductive management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in reproductive management.

Topics include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Synchronization Protocols
  • Breeding Strategies
  • A.I. Techniques
  • Monitoring Reproductive Programs
  • Heifer Reproduction Management

Program details:

This is a seven week course offered online. Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend two to three hours per week on the lessons and assignments. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface that you'll view through your personal computer's web browser.  

You do not receive Cornell University credit for taking the course. Rather, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program.


The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in MOODLE, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the online interface of the course to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.

Course Dates:

Oct 30, 2017 through Dec 15, 2017

Registration and Fees:

$265.00 per person
Register before October 15 and receive a $25 early bird discount!

Registration is required by 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27.

Registration for this course is closed.


Conference Refund Policy

In the event of participant cancelation, a full refund of the registration fee paid will be given if written notification is given 1 week or more prior to the first day of the course.  Cancellations less than 1 week before the conference starts will not receive a refund (at staff discretion). Please note: Refunds will be returned according to original payment method and process. Substitutions of attendees are permitted but must be approved by the conference coordinator.

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  • Dr. Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Cornell University Assist. Professor, Dairy Cattle Biology and Management.
  • Dr. Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.
  • Kathy Barrett, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell PRO-DAIRY, Dairy Management.
  • Jonna Egli, Regional Dairy Consultant, Genex.
  • Magdalena Masello-Souza, DVM, PhD Student, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
  • Matias Stangaferro, DVM, PhD Student , Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.