Seeking Quality Applicants for Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship (November 2013)
(Madison, Wis.) – Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship.
As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well. Our field nutritionists are highly skilled and technologically savvy – built greatly on experience. The challenge for a new college graduate to step into the role of dairy nutritionist and farm consultant is substantial. Many graduates welcome additional training after completing a bachelor’s degree to prepare them for future employement in this dairy consulting role.
Through the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship, a student will earn his or her master’s degree in course through the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fellowship includes a comprehensive overview of the management of today’s dairy operations, feed production and the role nutritionists can play on those operations. Training modules will include experience on a large dairy operation, an on-farm research project, production facility experience, and training with field and technical staff. The fellowship will start in the fall of 2014 and complete in the fall of 2015, averaging eight credits per semester. Vita Plus will pay all Wisconsin resident tuition expenses.
Click here to download the full fellowship description and application process. Applications must be submitted before February 14, 2014.
Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management expertise. For more information about the organization, call 1.800.362.8334 or go online at www.vitaplus.com.