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Virginia Master Cattleman Program

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online Spring 2023. The program will consist of seven sessions that provide essential information for beef producers in the areas of Economics, Genetics, Reproduction, Nutrition, Forages, Herd Health, and Marketing. Participants will receive a certificate as a Virginia Master Cattleman upon successful completion of all seven sessions of the program.

The goal of the program is to build foundational knowledge which can be applied to advanced beef educational programs. Online classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting March 2 and concluding April 13. Weekly instruction will be delivered live using a web-based learning management system, and the course website will be used to provide educational materials and supplemental instruction. All participants will receive a course notebook.  

2023 Virginia Master Cattlemen's Program Flyer (pdf)

Virtual Online Course
Beginning at 6:30pm
March 2 through April 13
Registration deadline: February  25, 2023

Seven Beef Cattle Management Modules:

  • Economics
  • Genetics
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition
  • Forages
  • Herd Health
  • Marketing
Weekly instruction will be delivered live using a web-based learning management system, and the course website will be used to provide educational materials and supplemental instruction.
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • March 30
  • April 6
  • April 13

Registration fee: $70

After registering at the link above, please make checks to and promptly mail to:

Abingdon Feeder Cattle Association
Washington County Extension Office
234 W Valley St., Suite B
Abingdon, VA 24210

(we are unable to accept credit card or electronic payments)