Aug. 18 2010 09:35 AM


Athens, Georgia

Key Dairy Activities:

1. Commerical Dairy Heifer Show
2. Little International
3. Dairy Fun Night

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: Yes
Dairy Option: No
# Dairy Science Students: 15
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 10
Percent going to vet school: 20%
Percent in ag research: 35%
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 70%
Percent going back to home farm: 80%
Average salary: $30,000 to $50,000

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: Two herds, teaching dairy has 105 cows and research dairy has 260
Breed(s): Holstein
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes

Course Work:

Internship required for graduation: Yes
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
Courses: Genetics, reproductive physiology, nutrition, production, judging, undergraduate research, special problems, practicum

Travel Opportunities:

Dairy challenge and ADSA Student Affiliate Activities

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