Feed Industry Fellowship with a Focus on Dairy Feeding Systems

Person working with cattle feed

PROJECT LEAD:  Heidi Rossow, UC Davis

TIMELINE:  July 2019 to June 2020 and
                   July 2020 to June 2021

BACKGROUND: Graduates from animal nutrition degree programs are often well trained in the science of nutrition but often have no practical knowledge of the dairy industry.

OBJECTIVE: To partner graduate level student interns with feed companies, and dairy consultants to provide real-world research and on-farm technical support experience, ultimately resulting in a more qualified workforce for the dairy and feed industries. 

INDUSTRY BENEFIT: The result will be animal nutrition leaders who can identify potential areas of concern and can use their scientific knowledge balanced with real-world experience to make informed recommendations to enhance the sustainability of the dairy industry.

This project’s timeline follows the fellows’ school schedule, starting and ending mid-year.