The UW-Madison undergrad dairy science program emphasizes a combination of cutting-edge, science-based knowledge and hands-on experience. Award-winning research and extension faculty teach more than 20 undergraduate courses covering nutrition, reproduction, mammary physiology, genetics and other aspects of dairy management. On-campus, state-of-the art dairy facilities enhance the learning experience.
For UW-Madison admission eligibility, it is recommended that high school students rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Transfer students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of college–level work. Most transfer students have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
To attend the Dairy Science Visit Day, register on-line by April 8 at dysci.wisc.edu/visitday/. For more information, contact Cathy Rook at (608) 263-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five vie for 59th South Dakota Dairy Princess
South Dakota’s 59th State Dairy Princess will be crowned in Sioux Falls, March 25. Five candidates are seeking the current title to replace Audrey Souza, Milbank, who has served the dairy industry for the past year.
A program is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in conjunction with the Central Plains Dairy Expo and Convention. The crowning of the 59th South Dakota Dairy Princess will be held at 6:30 p.m. during the Central Plains Dairy Expo’s Welcome Reception.
The five candidates are:
• Katelyn Grehl, Hitchcock, daughter of Frank and Julie Grehl;
• Martha Hartway, Castlewood, daughter of Charles and Darlene Hartway;
• Emily Massey, Olivet, daughter of Jim and Deb Massey;
• Katie Merrill, Parker, daughter of Allen and Kristi Merrill; and
• Mercedes Zemlicka, Watertown, daughter of Daron and Val Zemlicka.
The new princess receives a $1,000 scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association. A $500 scholarship from the Central Plains Dairy Expo is awarded to the runner-up. Each candidate will receive a $250 scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association – South Dakota Division.
Throughout the year, the South Dakota Dairy Princess assists with promotion of dairy products, particularly with young children and on-farm events. The Dairy Princess program is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff.
Western Minnesota MAWQCP open house set
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) invite farmers in the Whiskey Creek area to an open house on March 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., to learn how they can get involved in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).