Apply now for 2013 Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium Teaching Program

CLOVIS — Students interested in gaining dairy education should apply for the 2013 Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium Teaching Program to be held May 13-June 21 in Clovis, N.M. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2013.

Topics to be covered include: dairy herd evaluation and health, nutrition, cow comfort, sustainability and technology, genetics and breeding programs, reproductive programs and techniques, evaluating stress, heifer development, mastitis and milking machine management, managing a dairy and farm accounting.

The SGPDC is a multi-university, interagency organization established to meet the educational and research needs of the rapidly expanding dairy industry in the Southern Great Plains.

The teaching program was created to address the need to improve the availability of dairy science education at universities in the Southwest and to ensure the growing dairy industry a well qualified pool of prospective employees for future employment.

To apply for the program, go to


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at or (979) 845-1542.

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