Feed Industry Fellowship with a Focus on Dairy Feeding Systems
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.