US Dairy Education and Training Consortium completes 12th year

2019 US Dairy Education Training Consortium studentsTwenty Texas A&M students recently completely an intensive 6 week course in dairy herd management at the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium.

Now in it’s 12th year, the consortium provides students an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many facets of dairy management. The course is held in the Texas panhandle and Eastern New Mexico, which is the third largest milk producing area in the US.

Due to the rapid growth of dairies in this region, the students are fortunate to have dairies allow them to view their operations with the latest in technologies. For example, students were able to see a 80 cow rotary parlor equipped with automatic milking robots. This is the only such rotary of this type in the world.

“The information presented during the program is unmatched to any other program in the country, as well as the industry professionals we are given the opportunity to meet and build relationships with throughout the consortium,” said Logan Papinchak, ANSC ’20.

The program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the many career opportunities in the dairy industry.


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


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