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Hands-on and Diverse Learning: Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy 2023

Since 2016, the Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy has introduced high school students to diverse college and career opportunities in agriculture

The Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy welcomed 17 high school students to campus from May 31–June 3 to learn more about animal science career opportunities. A partnership between MU Extension, CAFNR and the MU Division of Animal Sciences, the four-day academy allows students to network with industry leaders, provides hands-on lab and farm learning opportunities, and introduces students to MU…

Age of Discovery

Animal Science Exploration Day helps high school students learn about opportunities in the field

For many years, Mizzou has opened its doors to allow prospective students to explore what the world of Animal Sciences has to offer. From getting to know professors and touring campus facilities, the Division of Animal Sciences has hosted a number of events and summer academies with the goal being not only to get young people excited about Animal Sciences,…

Missouri Holstein Cow Produces Nearly 24 Gallons of Milk Per Day

Cow takes top honors as Holstein of the Year

Missouri Holstein Dezi is a moo-ver and a milker. The Lawrence County cow outperforms most of her regional counterparts, producing just short of three times as much milk per day, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Dezi, owned by farmer Karl Wilke, churns out 201 pounds of milk per day. That’s the equivalent of about 24 gallons…

Happy Ending

Livestock Judging Team finishes on good note

The 2013 MU Livestock Judging Team just wrapped up its competitive year at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. The North American International Livestock Exposition is the national contest, as well as the final contest, for university livestock judgers.

Students as Scientists

Michael Smith honored with teaching award

For Michael Smith, working at the University of Missouri is all about the students.