Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Key Dairy Activities:

1. Annual Ag Center State Livestock and Dairy Show
2. State 4-H Judging Contest

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy:30
Percent going to vet school: 50 %
Percent in ag research: 10%
Percent of grads entering the industry: 15%
Percent going back to home farm: 0%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 100
Breed(s): Holstein
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes

Course Work:

Internship required for graduation: No
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: No
Courses: We are part of a comprehensive College of Agriculture with a full range of courses in animal sciences, agronomy, horticulture, agricultural business, food science, human nutrition, forestry, wildlife, entomology, etc.

Travel Opportunities:

Our students are active in the regional and national Student Affiliate Division, ADSA and a delegation attends these meetings on a yearly basis.

Additional Information:

We have a creamery and dairy store on campus. Dairy students are employed in both the creamery and store. We also have a comprehensive concentration in Dairy Foods Technology with course offerings in milk and dairy foods, milk quality control laboratory, dairy products judging, quality assurance, dairy microbiology, and frozen and cultured products.

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