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The virtual Spring into Action Seminar is being hosted by the Holstein Foundation on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. EDT. The hour- long session titled Moo-ving Minds: Connecting Students to the Science of Dairy and STEM Career Opportunities is sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI).

The interactive webinar will focus on the shared vision of science educators and the dairy community working together to incorporate accurate science about dairy into classroom instruction. Youth will discover how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics fit into dairy farming in surprising ways. The seminar will highlight examples from local dairy councils, including Midwest Dairy and Florida Dairy Farmers.

“There are countless STEM related career opportunities in dairy and agriculture,” says Diedra Harkenrider, director of development for the Holstein Foundation. “We’re excited to be partnering with the dairy checkoff to share these opportunities with youth and the broader dairy community in an interactive, virtual format.”

Information from the Spring into Action Seminar will also be incorporated into the Holstein Foundation’s Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy contests in 2024. All youth with an interest in agriculture, Junior Holstein Association members, coaches, parents, and advisors are encouraged to attend the seminar. Additionally, 4-H and FFA members and students or teachers interested in STEM opportunities are welcome to tune in.

Those interested in attending the free seminar can register using this link. Participants who register for the seminar by April 19, 2024, attend the session, and complete the follow-up survey after the seminar will be eligible for fun prizes. Last minute registrations will still be accepted and able to join the seminar.