Jennifer King of Waddington will graduate as a New York Junior Dairy Leader at Empire Farm Days on Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the Empire Farm Days Dairy Profit Seminar Center, will be at an outdoor farm show at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, Seneca Falls.
The Cornell Pro-Dairy Junior Dairy Leader is a statewide program for youth between ages 16 and 19 who have an interest in learning more about dairy industry careers and gaining hands-on experience. The year-long program includes workshops focusing on veterinary science, dairy nutrition, production management and on-farm production analysis. Participants also get to meet dairy producers, industry professionals and other dairy-interested young people.
The program begins in September with a seven-day trip to Madison, Wi. to tour dairies and agribusinesses, followed by attending the National 4-H Dairy Conference.