College Students Encouraged to Apply for 2021 On-Farm Internship Program

Dairy Farms Can Also Apply to Host an Intern Next Summer The 2021 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for host farms and undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production next summer. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships to the next generation of dairy…

On-Farm Intern Develops New Skills and Experience with Herd Health

After growing up on his family’s dairy farm, Drew Walton has been part of the dairy industry from an early age. About to begin his senior year at Penn State University, Drew recognized the importance of expanding his knowledge and skillset before he entered the job market. He wanted to find a way to develop…

College Senior Gains Experience with Animal Care During On-Farm Internship

Originally from Berks County, Pennsylvania, Paige Miller was introduced to the world of dairy farming through her mentor, a local dairy farmer. After working at his farm and gaining experience in the industry, he encouraged her to pursue a career in dairy. Paige decided to study animal science, with the business option, at Penn State…

College Senior Embraces Passion for Agricultural Research During Summer Internship

Stephanie Clouser grew up on a small dairy farm in Centre County, Pennsylvania, where she was involved with 4-H and showing animals throughout her childhood. With a love for animals and science, Stephanie decided to attend Susquehanna University to major in biomedical sciences with a minor in chemistry. Throughout her classes, Stephanie has developed a…

On-Farm Internship Exposes Student to Rewarding Aspects of Dairy Farming

Even though Rebecca Burns didn’t grow up on a dairy farm, she loved working with animals from a young age. When she decided to study animal science in college, she realized she could make a career out of her passion. “I was the person [in my family] to branch off and discover that I really…

College Student Gains Experience on Large-Scale Dairy During On-Farm Internship

Marie Bryant may not have grown up on a dairy farm, but her passion for the industry runs deep. As a rising senior and animal science major at Penn State University, Marie first discovered her interest in agriculture in high school. After joining 4H and FFA, Marie made the decision to study agriculture in college,…

Animal Science Student Expands Horizons During Internship at Minnesota Dairy

After growing up in Southern Lancaster County, Dominic Mattilio hasn’t been afraid to get out of his comfort zone. As a junior at Penn State University studying animal science with a minor in agronomy, Dominic is spending his summer more than 1,100 miles away in Hanska, Minnesota at Tauer Dairy, a 220-cow dairy farm. He…

College Sophomore Completes On-Farm Internship and Helps Build Next Generation

As a college student approaching her sophomore year at the State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill, Lily Fries ended her freshman year with a lot of challenges and changes, but also a new opportunity to pursue her passion for agriculture. Lily is completing a summer internship at Schrack Farms, a dairy farm in Loganton,…

Seven Students Begin On-Farm Internships and Gain Exposure to Dairy Production

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

Dairy Farms Encouraged to Host On-Farm Interns Next Summer

Caitlyn, an on-farm intern

Farms Must Apply by Dec. 31 to Be Paired with an Intern The 2020 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for dairies that are interested in hosting on-farm interns during the summer of 2020. The program provides the next generation of dairy managers with a 10- to 12-week on-farm internship and exposure to all…