Aug. 16 2010 02:47 PM


    Ithaca, New York

    Key Dairy Activities:

    1. Dairy Fellows
    2. International Travel
    3. Annual NYS Holstein Harvest Sale

    Student Statistics:

    Dairy Science major: No
    Dairy Option: Yes
    # Dairy Science Students: 0
    # Animal Science/Dairy:130
    # Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 110
    Percent going to vet school: 80%
    Percent in ag research: 10%
    Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 80%
    Percent going back to home farm: 60%
    Average salary: $32,000-$55,000

    Dairy Herd Information:

    # cows: 550
    Breed(s): Holstein
    Student labor: Yes
    Used for research: Yes

    Course Work:

    Internship required for graduation: No, but it is strongly encouraged
    Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
    Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
    Courses: The Dairy Fellows Program has courses in dairy farm business management, nutrition, reproductive management, dairy herd health, genetics, Spanish for dairy farmers, and agricultural finance.

    Travel Opportunities:

    Dairy Fellows field trips and other industry related trips, Dairy Club international trips to various countries, regional and national North American Dairy Challenge activities, study abroad

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