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Kent Weigel with Holsteins in barn
CAMPUS VISIT: Those attending the Dairy Science Spring Visit Day will get a firsthand look at the dairy science department as they tour the UW-Madison campus and Dairy Cattle Center, and meet faculty, including Kent Weigel, a professor and chairman of the department.

UW-Madison dairy science visit day set for April 19

High school juniors and their parents are encouraged to visit campus.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Dairy Science invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to explore what the program has to offer.

Those attending the Dairy Science Spring Visit Day will get a firsthand look at the department as they tour the UW-Madison campus and Dairy Cattle Center, meet faculty, participate in hands-on workshops and learn about the wide 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.

“For high school students, spring of their junior year is really when I would recommend they start taking campus visits,” says Kent Weigel, professor and chairman of the dairy science department. “Making a college visit and touring the campus can be pivotal in a student’s decision to attend college and what schools they end up applying to.

“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,” Weigel says. “That, and our proximity to the heart of the dairy industry, is what makes UW-Madison such a special place for our students to attend college.”

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 Spring Visit Day, please register online by April 13 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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