dairy discovery


Dairy Discovery Workshop

  • Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - Saturday, March 30@ 5:00 PM

The annual Dairy Discovery program provides New York youth with fun, hands-on science-oriented learning experiences on dairy production and management topics which feature the unique facilities, industry professionals, and staff of Cornell University.

Dairy Discovery is a hands-on workshop held annually at Cornell University in late March (29-30). It is a state-wide program for youth ages 14-19 years old. Each year the youth spend the 1½ days (Friday afternoon until Saturday late afternoon) here on campus learning about dairy careers and rotating through a series of hands-on stations which focus on a specific aspect of the dairy field each year. The focus of the Dairy Discovery workshops changes each year but includes the following areas: Dairy Herd Health and Management, Calf and Heifer Production Management, Quality Milk and Milk Production, Whole Farm Management Planning, and Maximizing the Feed Management Program.

Who: Due to the hands on approach of the sessions, participation is limited to the first 65 individuals to enroll by deadline. Youth who are 14-19 years of age as of January 1, of the current year and have an interest in dairy cattle and production management are eligible and strongly encouraged to attend (with their parents or chaperones). 4-H project members and FFA youth with a dairy interest or desire to learn about dairy are strongly encouraged to attend.

Why?: Participants will get to meet Cornell faculty and students, learn about different aspects of dairy production management and dairy industry related careers. They will also be able to interact and exchange information with professional producers, industry experts, and more! Hands-on workshops are planned for each focus area.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact the office, 315-376-5270.


$50 Youth / $15 Adult Chaperone

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Michele Ledoux
Executive Director
(315) 376-5270


Cornell University Campus
144 East Avenue
Ithaca, , NY 14853