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Kent Weigel with dairy cows
UW-MADISON VISIT: Kent Weigel, professor and chairpman of the UW-Madison Dairy Science Department, encourages prospective students to take campus visits, so they can be confident in their college decision.

UW-Madison Dairy Science Visit Day Oct. 16

High school seniors, juniors and parents are encouraged to attend.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dairy Science Department invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus on Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to explore what the program has to offer.

Those attending the Dairy Science Visit Day will get a firsthand look at the dairy science department as they tour the UW-Madison campus and Dairy Cattle Center, meet faculty, participate in hands-on workshops and learn about the variety of learning opportunities available to dairy science majors. Current students and alumni will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences.

The UW-Madison undergraduate dairy science program emphasizes a combination of cutting-edge, science-based knowledge and hands-on experience. Award-winning research and Extension faculty teach more than 20 undergraduate courses covering nutrition, reproduction, mammary physiology, genetics and other aspects of dairy management. On-campus, state-of-the-art dairy facilities enhance the learning experience.

“I always encourage prospective students to take campus visits, so they can be confident in their college decision,” says Kent Weigel, professor and chairman of the Dairy Science Department. “Students are often amazed by the small-school feel of our ag campus and the extra benefits they get studying at a Big Ten university. Our proximity to the heart of the dairy industry, along with our college’s true commitment to dairy, are what separate our dairy science experience from others.”

For UW-Madison admission eligibility, it is recommended that seniors rank in the top 25% of their high school class. Transfer students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of college-level work. Most transfer students have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

To attend the Dairy Science Visit Day, please register online by Oct. 12 at dysci.wisc.edu. For more information, contact Cathy Rook at 608-263-3308 or rook@wisc.edu.

Source: UW-Madison Dairy Science Department

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