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July 2015 Blog Posts (2)

My Experience at the USDETC

I was so incredibly excited to receive the email in March of this year which stated I had been accepted into the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium. It was a program my advisor had recommended to me for since I began my sophomore year and I had also spoken to a pre-veterinary student who attended.

I was one of the closest students to the consortium residing five hours away since it takes place in Clovis New Mexico. Clovis is a city of forty thousand nestled between the…

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Added by Lauren Shae Schlothauer on July 5, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Are your children certified to operate a tractor?

113.  14,000.  2,700.  No these numbers do not represent number of cows being milked on a farm or a rolling herd average.  These numbers are statistics related injuries and fatalities on farms to youth.

113 – the average number of youth under the age of 20 that die annually in farm related accidents.

14,000 – the estimated number of youth injured on farms in 2012.

2,700 – the number of injuries in 2012 related directly to farm work.

I don’t know about you, but…

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Added by Christina Winch on July 2, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

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