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Students find total large herd management immersion through USDETC

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Written by Sherry Bunting   
Friday, 19 June 2015 12:15

USDETC student group photo

Donning red shirts from Progressive Dairyman and showing their passion for dairy, 52 students from 24 universities, 20 states and five countries gathered at Curry County Fairgrounds for the evening meal and to hear from their “genetics week” instructor on how their morning linear appraisal of 10 heifers compared to the genomic testing done previously by Zoetis at Doug and Irene Handley’s Do-Rene Dairy, Clovis, New Mexico.

 

An update from the Wisconsin Winch boys: How we’re spending our summer on the farm

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Written by Christina Winch   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:14

Memorial Day weekend is considered the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. When my boys were in preschool and kindergarten, they would bring home summer calendars with suggested activities to keep them engaged and learning throughout the summer. Today teachers encourage us to have them read, write and work on math during the summer so they stay sharp with their skills.

 

2014 Dairy Intern: Ellisa Jimenez

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:53

Ellisa Jiminez



Graduate of Colorado State University
Summer intern with Zoetis
Florham Park, New Jersey

 

Retired professor urges students to pursue higher education

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Intern Jennifer Janak   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:50

Janak Marshall

So you’ve been going to school for four years; the bothersome question of “Where will I go next?” continues to linger.

While many classmates will return to the home farm or adhere to an industry professional role, choosing to pursue a higher education may provide you with an array of opportunities.

 

Inaugural Dairy Dash celebrates life of brother, student

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Written by Jennifer Janak   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:23

John KlossnerOne Sunday morning this past spring as the rain continued to fall and the sun was nowhere in sight, family, friends and peers of John Klossner trudged through the muddy grasses of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus for the Inaugural Dairy Dash.

They were headed to the philanthropic 4K race that was held in memory of John, a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity’s Madison chapter, who tragically passed away last August from a brain injury suffered at the state fair.

 

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow: Bringing farms to the classroom

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Written by Holly Drankhan   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:05

dairy leaders of tomorrowTime and again, statistics have demonstrated the success rate of learning languages at an early age. One Pennsylvania-based education program is adapting this strategy to help the next generation become fluent in a language not conventionally taught in the classroom – the vernacular of the dairy industry.

 

Today’s youth work to become tomorrow’s leaders

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Written by Jennifer Janak   
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:16

dairy studentsHot summer days are no longer meant for a vacation from school. Instead, those three months prepare many dairy and agriculture students for a full-time career in their respective industries.

Taking what they have learned in the classroom and using it to strengthen their skill set and make connections is what these hard-working students say is most rewarding about an internship. Meet 10 students from across the U.S. who tell us about their experiences.

 

2014 Dairy Intern: Chad Horst

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Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

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Junior at Penn State University
Progeny Promotions intern at ABS Global
Deforest, Wisconsin

 


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