Rebecca Klopp

Rebecca Klopp

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Awards Received

2020 Graduate Award (Indiana)
2019 Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)
2016 Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Bethel, PA

School:

School:

Purdue University

Major:

Major:

Animal Sciences: Dairy Health and Nutrition

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

My career goals include finishing my Ph.D. and obtaining a job within the dairy industry working as a calf nutritionist. I became intrigued with the calf side of the dairy industry during my undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University. I was given the opportunity to gain undergraduate research experience working in a dairy heifer nutrition lab, where I was able to help with calf and colostrum research projects. I started to realize how important early health and nutrition is to producing efficient lactating cows and to improving the sustainability of dairy producers. I would love a career where I get to shed more light on the importance of calf and heifer nutrition and health to producers, as well as the public. I want to accomplish this by consulting with producers, helping them develop effective calf and colostrum management protocols, and assisting with problem resolution. I want to have a hand in current calf research, either with a company at their research facilities or by partnering with universities. I also would love to be able to communicate with the public about dairy health and nutrition. I want to be an advocate for the dairy industry to help the industry progress forward and increase consumer awareness in this new anti-dairy climate.