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Modesto Junior College

Dairy Science

Dairy Science

Located in the heart of the California dairy industry, Modesto Junior College has a strong, admirable tradition in introducing or furthering students' knowledge of the dairy industry. Review which courses, teams, or activities are best for you to launch your unique career path. Inquire about the bi-annual MJC Dairy Heifer Sale, dairy judging, practical classes, and scholarships that are available. Partnering your MJC hands-on learning with the strong four-year university relationships will enhance your experience at MJC. The variety of avenues you may follow within the dairy industry are numerous. Learn more about the dairy science program and its path to excellence by contacting us today!

Faculty Advisor:

Bill Hobby
(209) 575-6053  •


2017 DAIRY SPRINGER HEIFER SALE was extremely successful! Thank you to all that made it possible.

The next Dairy Springer Heifer Sale will be in October of 2019.


Dairy Judging Highlights:

Fall 2017 has been a very rewarding season:

World Dairy Expo Show, October 2, 2017

5th High Team Overall, High Team, Practical Contest Reg. Holsteins
Nicole Sanders, 8th High Overall, Milking Shorthorn High Ind., 
Anneke Jacobi, Ayrshire High Ind.
WDE Dairy Judging Team 2017

All-American Dairy Show, September 18, 2017
3rd High Team Overall
High Team: Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey breeds
2nd High Team: Reasons
Nicole Sanders: 2nd High Ind. Overall, High Ind. in
Reasons, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jerseys

Eastern States "Big E" Show, September 16, 2017
1st High Team Overall 
Heidi Omlin - High Individual
Nicole Sanders - 2nd High Individual

Big E
Heidi Omlin, Nicole Sanders, Anneke Jacobi, Caroline Lee

Spring 2017 - 
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Jan. 17, 2017
3rd High Team Overall, 3rd High Team Reasons
Fort Worth

Fall 2016 NAILE Livestock Show, Louisville, KY -
High Team - Guernsey
Fall 2016 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI
World Dairy 
Fall 2015 - 5th High Team Overall,
      Sarah Weststeyn - 7th Overall & All-American

WDE 2015

Fall 2014 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI
3rd High Team Overall, High Brown Swiss Team


Fall 2014 Eastern States "Big E" Show, Springfield, MA
High Team Overall and multiple additional awards


Degrees and Certificates Available

Dairy Science - Associate Science Degree

The Dairy Science Program teaches students the fundamentals of Dairy Production with an abundance of hands-on experience. Students develop skills and knowledge relative to milk production, selection, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, diseases, fitting, and computer programs.

Artificial Insemination - Technician Certificate

Artificial Insemination Technicians utilize principles of genetics and knowledge of animal production to breed specific characteristics into economically important animals.  The Artificial Insemination Technicians program prepares students to artificially inseminate cows, collect and evaluate semen, evaluate pedigrees, and to effectively communicate with customers.


Dairy Science group minutes for 11/15/2017 

Dairy Science group minutes for 2/6/18

Need COOL MJC Dairy Science apparel for Field Day or just to have?!? Please contact Mrs. Hobby at 209-575-6895, or visit AG127 on East Campus.

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Contact Us

Phone: 209-575-6200
Fax: 209-575-6199
Web Site Ag Home Page:

Agriculture Division Office
MJC East Campus
435 College Ave. 
Modesto, CA, 95350
Fall/Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 
     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday:
     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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