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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