Louisiana State University
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Key Dairy Activities:
1. Annual Ag Center State Livestock and Dairy Show
2. State 4-H Judging Contest
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
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes
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.
Our students are active in the regional and national Student Affiliate Division, ADSA and a delegation attends these meetings on a yearly basis.
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.