Dairy – Industry Events and Tours

Since launching our Large Animal Technician and Dairy Options in the fall of 2008, we have sought to enhance student learning through participation in various industry events and tours. We:

  • Attended the Koch Family Beef Hoop Barn Open House, Elkton SD (Sept. 2009)
  • Attended the Big Iron Farm Show, Fargo ND (Sept. 2009)
  • Participated in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Training, Huron SD (Nov. 2009)
  • Toured Tyson Fresh Meats Beef Packing Plant, Dakota City NE (Nov. 2009)
  • Helped area beef producer, John Moes, with fall beef herd vaccinations, pregnancy confirmation, and collection of hair samples for genetic study monitoring carcass trains, Florence, SD ( Nov. 2009)
  • Attended producer meeting sponsored by Alltech, encompassing utilization of two new concepts, nutrigenomics and glycomics, in livestock production, Brookings SD (Jan. 2010)
  • Participated in Producer Quickbooks Training Seminar sponsored by DairyNet Inc. of Brookings, SD on LATI campus (Jan. 2010)
  • Toured John Morrell Swine Packing Plant, Sioux Falls SD (Feb. 2010)
  • Toured Valley Queen Cheese, Milbank SD (Feb. 2010)