Where Are They Now? Former Intern Finds Passion for Veterinary Medicine Through Boots-on-the-Ground Experience

As a teenager growing up in suburban Philadelphia, Molly Rogus didn’t have neighbors who were dairy farmers, but she quickly found an interest in agriculture, animals and veterinary medicine through her school’s 4-H program “I grew up on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs of Philadelphia. There were not a lot of dairy farms around me….

Dairy Farms Encouraged to Host On-Farm Interns for Summer of 2023

Producers Can Mentor College Students Who Are Interested in Dairy Production Dairy producers from Pennsylvania and beyond are encouraged to apply to be a host farm in the 2023 On-Farm Internship Program. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships and create opportunities for Pennsylvania students to gain practical knowledge, information, and…

2023 On-Farm Internship Program Now Open for Applications for Students and Host Farms

College Students and High School Graduates Can Apply for an Internship and Dairy Farms Can Apply to Host an Intern The 2023 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for host farms and undergraduate students and high school graduates who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production next summer. The program was designed…

College Junior Completes On-Farm Internship on Large Scale Dairy and Improves Feeding Program

Growing up on small, tie-stall dairy farm in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Kendal Jenkins found her passion for dairy at an early age. With 55 Registered Holsteins and about 90 replacements, she grew up working with cattle on her family’s farm and participating in 4-H, FFA and Junior Holstein Association activities. As she begins her junior…

College Sophomore Expands Dairy Knowledge During Summer Internship

Katelyn Taylor, an animal science student at Penn State University, has been expending her dairy knowledge during her summer internship on Schrack Farms.

College Sophomore Rounds Out Knowledge of Dairy Herd Management at Progressive PA Dairy Farm

Growing up in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania on her grandparents’ dairy farm, Katerina (Kat) Coffman already had hands-on experience feeding calves and assisting with farm work. When she began her college career studying animal science at The Pennsylvania State University, she knew she wanted to expand on her dairy knowledge and grow her technical abilities. “When…

Four Students Begin On-Farm Internships on Progressive Dairy Farms

The Internships Provide On-Farm Learning Experiences to the Next Generation of Dairy Four college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm summer internships on progressive dairy farms in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Dairy Excellence Foundation, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association created the program more than…

‘Feed for the Future’ to Accept Bids Starting June 1, Supports On-Farm Internships Through Everyday Feed Purchase

Dairy Producers Can Support the Next Generation of Dairy With Their Everyday Feed Purchase Dairy producers can support the next generation of dairy through their everyday feed purchases by bidding in the “Feed for the Future” silent auction. With Purina Animal Nutrition donating $5,000 worth of dairy feed to the Dairy Excellence Foundation to help…

Where Are They Now? Former On-Farm Intern Finds Career in Dairy Nutrition

Beckie Burns may not have grown up on a dairy farm, but thanks to an on-farm internship she completed on a Pennsylvania dairy farm and the welcoming community of dairy professionals she met along the way, she quickly realized her future was in dairy. A graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in animal…

Dairy Farms in Pennsylvania and Beyond Encouraged to Host On-Farm Interns

Producers Can Mentor College Students Who Are Interested in Dairy Production Dairy producers from Pennsylvania and beyond are encouraged to apply to be a host farm in the 2022 On-Farm Internship Program. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships and create opportunities for Pennsylvania students to gain practical knowledge, information, and…