WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — High school students interested in
pursuing a career in the dairy industry are invited to apply to the 2014-2015
Indiana Dairy Youth Academy.
The academy helps participants develop leadership and
communication skills, explore career opportunities and learn industry
techniques. Students attend a series of workshops, conferences and industry
tours that focus on specific areas, such as nutrition, reproduction, veterinary
science and herd management.
Applications, available at
www.extension.purdue.edu/dairy/news/2014DYAapplication.pdf, are due June 1.
Eligible students must be in grades 10 to 12 by Sept. 1 and
be enrolled in 4-H. Participants are required to attend academy activities that
run from September 2014 through fall 2015.
A panel of Purdue Extension representatives will select 14
academy delegates based on their leadership experience and written application.
The fee for accepted participants is $100.
The academy schedule includes the National 4-H Dairy Youth
Conference in Wisconsin, a leadership and career retreat, a dairy reproduction
and technology event in Michigan, animal sciences workshops at Purdue University
and activities at the Indiana State Fair. The program concludes with a
completion trip and report to sponsors in fall 2015.
The academy is sponsored by the American Dairy Association
of Indiana, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana State
Department of Agriculture and Purdue Extension Dairy Youth Activities
For more information, contact Megan Hoffherr at Purdue
Extension-Gibson County at 812-385-3491 or download the program brochure at