University of Connecticut




UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Storrs, Connecticut


Key Dairy Activities:

1. Dairy club show
2. Attend Toronto International Royal Show
3. UConn milk bottle fundraiser

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy: 20
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 18
Percent going to vet school: 30%
Percent in ag research: 35%
Percent going back to home farm: 20%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 100
Breed(s): Holstein and Jersey
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: No

Course Work:

Internship required for graduation: Yes
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: No
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: No
Courses: Dairy management, dairy cattle judging, New England dairy travel course, ruminant nutrition, dairy cattle independent study research, dairy cattle internships, dairy foods course

Travel Opportunities:

The New England dairy travel course, dairy management course and dairy challenge preparation course visit farms. We also have a study abroad program in sustainable agriculture in Florence, Italy.

Additional Information:

Our New England Dairy Travel Course has been in existence for 17 years and we have traveled to many dairy areas in the US. We have housing at our university dairy for students to live and work at the dairy farm.

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