West Virginia University


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Morgantown, West Virginia


Key Dairy Activities:

1.Little Eastern Livestock show
2. WVU Dairy Farm tours
3. Trips to farms in other states

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Dairy Science Students: 0
# Animal Science/Dairy: 8
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: 2
Percent going to vet school: 60%
Percent in ag research: 10%
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 50%
Percent going back to home farm: 0%
Average salary: N/A

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 50
Breed(s): Holstein and Ayrshire
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes

Course Work:

Internship required for graduation: No
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
Courses: Agricultural business, agronomy, plant sciences, companion animal sciences, livestock related courses, nutrition, genetics and breeding, food sciences

Travel Opportunities:

Tours are part of management classes; specific tours are set for the dairy heifer management and dairy production classes.

Additional Information:

N/A

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