Careers in Grazing Livestock Systems


The Grazing Livestock Systems major prepares students for careers in livestock, range, and economics management. Here are just a few of the opportunities this major will lead to.

Rangeland Management SpecialistGovernment Agencies

Help ranchers develop good grazing systems by developing a conservation plan, give advice on best grasses to grow and ways to protect and improve rangeland.

Financial SpecialistFarm Credit Agencies

Responsible for processing of new loans and servicing actions on all existing loans that require minimal analysis. Develop and maintain strong working relationship with customers. Provide support to Financial Officer in preparation of loan packages and sales and marketing activities.

Ranch ManagerCommercial Ranches

Responsible for cattle and range management. Oversees ranch operations including: financial assessment of operation, breeding and calving, and water and grass management.

Extension EducatorUniversity Extension

Educators have faculty status and are affiliated with academic departments on campus. Primary function of educators is outreach education to citizens across the state through research-based programming.

Loan OfficerCommercial Banks

Provide credit analysis of livestock producer's loan application. Emphasis on customer relations and management. Conduct field visits and provide business development advice.

Managing EditorTrade Publications

Be involved in the production of a national magazine that provides information to cattle producers on cattle and range management, parasites, markets, the economy and so much more.

Land StewardPrivate Conservation Organizations

Develops and implements plans for preserve and natural area stewardship work. Preserve management responsibilities may include species monitoring and research, prescribed burning and field trips. At selected preserves may manage livestock, grazing plans and agricultural leases.


Ben AndrewsSpring Valley Ranch

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Brandon PetersonNRCS District Conservationist

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Chelsea LuthyCommunity Development Specialist

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Jessica WarnerRangeland Management Specialist

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Keith HarmoneyRange Scientist

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Kristin SchlueterResource Conservationist

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Austin HollidayManager, UNL Cow/Calf Unit

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