LEWIS CO., N.Y. — Dairy Prospects, directed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and funded by local agri-businesses, is a one-year program for students in 9th to 12th grade in Lewis and Jefferson Counties who are interested in discovering exciting opportunities in the dairy industry. The program is run every other year and the upcoming class runs from fall 2018 until spring 2019. The program will consist of hands-on workshops and educational trips taking place 7 or 8 times during the coming school year. In past years, activities have included tours of successful dairy farms and agri-businesses, agricultural career-shadowing, hands-on dairy workshops, a tour of the USDA border inspection site, and tours of NY state agriculture colleges. Upon completing the program, participants will be awarded a diploma certificate.
This program will expose participants to leaders in the dairy industry who serve as examples of the exciting future the dairy industry can provide. It allows students to learn more about careers and opportunities in the industry, while making lasting friendships and connections.
There are no pre-requisites for the program and applications are due by June 15, 2018. There is a $50 program fee, with the rest of the funding coming from generous industry and community sponsors. To receive a brochure and application or for more information, contact Alyssa Couse, CCE Jefferson County (315-523-4223, Amc557@cornell.edu); or Lindsay Ferlito, CCE North Country Regional Ag Team (607-592-0290, Lc636@cornell.edu).
—Cornell Cooperative Extension
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