Oregon State University
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Key Dairy Activities:
1. Beaver Classic sale
2. Host FFA state dairy judging contest
3. Students run campus creamery
Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: No
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 35
Percent going to vet school: 20%
Percent in ag research: 20%
Percent of grads entering the industry: 5%
Percent going back to home farm: 50%
Dairy Herd Information:
# cows: 60
Breed(s): Holstein and Jersey
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: Yes
Courses: Within the College of Agricultural Sciences we offer courses and degrees in: Agricultural Education, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Agricultural Resources and Economics, Botany and Plant Pathology, Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Food Science and Technology, Horticulture, Leadership, and Sustainability.
Dairy industry tour: each year students arrange and travel (either in state or out of state) to learn more about the dairy industry. In 2013, students went to California and Southern Oregon.
OSU farm and dairy processing facilities are immediately adjacent to campus. We have also opened a new Animal Sciences teaching facility in Fall 2012. We offer opportunities in dairy production, processing, food safety, disease treatment and prevention, and research at the applied and cellular level with an emphasis on forage/local feed-based production systems.