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Activities & Events

January 2017: 

CUDS members alongside Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, traveled to California to tour farms and interact with professionals in the industry. While in California the group toured a number of large dairy farms including Southerncross Dairy, Fern Oak Dairy, Top O’Morn Farms, Summer Hill Dairy, and Yosemite Dairy.  In addition to that the club visited Grimmway Carrots, Sun View Vineyards (the largest table grape, family-owned, farm in the world), JG Boswell Company (a large cotton, wheat, sunflower and tomato producer), Grimmius Cattle Company, California Dairies Inc., Atkinson Acres, Harris Ranch (a 150,000 head feedlot), Campos Brothers Farm (the largest almond producer in the world), Fiscalini Cheese and Hilmar Cheese.   Members also had the opportunity to explore San Francisco, hike in Muir Woods, and visit Alcatraz Island.

October 2016: 

CUDS member held their Annual Fall Harvest Sale, with 97 consignments.

September 2016: 

The Cornell Dairy Science club hosted a group of 23 students from multiple Agricultural University’s within China.  Students were given the opportunity to tour New York City for two days and visit the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Times Square as well as a Broadway Show.   The remainder of their time was spent in Ithaca where they had the opportunity to interact with CUDS members by making pies (an American tradition) here on campus, participating in an outdoor BBQ, tour local dairies, conduct a case farm analysis, hike the falls of Treman and Taughannock Park, as well as visit Niagara Falls.

August 2016: 

At the start of the semester, CUDS members once again volunteered at the New York State Fair Birthing Center, where they assisted the herdsman working to care for the newborn calves, interacted with the public and also helped to load and unload cattle trailers at the end of the day.

July 2016: 

Cornell participated in the Dairy Quiz Bowl held at the Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT for the first time in many years.  Members of the team included Conor McCabe, Courtney Hoff, Wayne Wratten, and Alanna Staffin.  A few members also attended the National Holstein Convention held in Saratoga Springs, NY where Stephanie McBath won the prepared public speaking contest, and Jordan Siemers and Kayla Windecker were recognized as National Distinguished Junior Members finalists.

April 2016: 

CUDS members, Colleen Smith, Kelsey Neckers, Greg Van Ravenswaay, and Josh Landis took first place in the National Dairy Challenge competition held in Syracuse, NY.

March 2016: 

CUDS hosted their second annual Spring Harvest Sale, with over 100 high genomic lots.

January 2016:

CUDS freshman, sophomore and a few junior members traveled to Italy, touring dairies, food processing and cheese making facilities, and interacting  with Italian agricultural professionals in Milan, Parma and Rome.

CUDS junior and senior members traveled to China to tour Chinese dairies, dairy food processing facilities, and to interact with Chinese University of Agriculture students and Chinese agriculture professionals.

October 2015:

This fall CUDS members held their annual New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale, featuring over 100 high genomic lots.  The sale was record breaking and averaged $5,564 per animal.

April 2015:

This past spring the CUDS hosted its first ever Spring Classics sale, featuring our first all-breed sale.

August 2015:

Club members sold ice-cream at Empire Farm Days, promoting the Club and dairy industry while fundraising for upcoming trips and events.
At the start of the semester, CUDS members volunteered at the New York State Fair Birthing Center, where they assisted the herdsman working to care for the newborn calves, interacted with the public and also helped to load and unload cattle trailers at the end of the day.

January 2015:

In January, 2015, the Cornell Dairy Science Club, along with advisor Dr. Mike VanAmburgh, traveled to California to tour farms and interact with professionals in the industry. While in California the group toured a number of large dairy farms including Southerncross Dairy, Fern Oak Dairy, Top O’Morn Farms, Summer Hill Dairy, and Yosemite Dairy.  In addition to that the club visited Grimmway Carrots, Paramount Farms, Sun View Vineyards (the largest table grape, family-owned, farm in the world), JG Boswell Company (a large cotton, wheat, sunflower and tomato producer), Grimmius Cattle Company, California Dairies Inc., Atkinson Acres, Harris Ranch (a 150,000 head feedlot), Campos Brothers Farm (the largest almond producer in the world), Fiscalini Cheese and Hilmar Cheese.  During the last portion of the trip the group explored San Francisco and hiked in Muir Woods.