Hometown: Bethel, PA
School: Clemson University
Major / Species: Dairy Nutrition
Career Goals: My time spent working with dairy research and production at Penn State has motivated me to pursue my Master’s Degree in dairy nutrition. Particularly, I would love to study dairy calf and heifer nutrition. I know how important calf and heifer nutrition is to the dairy industry. It establishes a firm foundation for the animal later in life and will help to increase her productivity. I think farms sometimes neglect the health and nutrition of their heifers because they don’t see an immediate benefit, so I want to further my knowledge about heifer nutrition in order to intelligently inform producers of its importance. I know that heifer nutrition is a growing field, that is starting to take off, and I would love to be a part of that growth and success. My future plans include getting my Master’s followed by my Ph.D., and then to work for a university and continue to perform research pertaining to calf and heifer nutrition.
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