Mississippi State, Mississippi

Key Dairy Activities:

1. Hosted 2013 Regional ADSA-SAD conference
2. Dairy Science Club competes in Open Dairy Show at Mississippi State Fair
3. Host Dairy Cow Camp

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Dairy Science Students: 3
# Animal Science/Dairy: 3
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 50%
Percent going to vet school: 50 %
Percent in ag research: 1%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 150
Breed(s): Holstein and Jersey
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: Yes
Courses: Dairy Cattle Appraisal, Dairy Farm Management, Advanced Dairy Farm Management, Physiology of Lactation, Beef Cattle Management, Swine Management, Horse Management, Farm Business Management, Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition, Meats Processing, Meats Judging

Travel Opportunities:

Students travel to farms in the dairy management course. They also travel with Dairy Challenge the Dairy Club travels to Southern and National ADSA. There are opportunities for international experience.

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