Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2748



Summary and Implications

Several items found in the ‘Update from the Dairy Science Curriculum’ will also be found in the ‘Update from Animal Science’ as information related to departmental data on enrollment and careers applies to both programs and is provided for perspective. Fall 2011 enrollment in Dairy Science (DyS) increased significantly from 2010, while the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) surpassed 3,500 – an increase of nearly 300 students in one year. Placement of graduates from Dairy Science remained at 100 percent within six months of graduation – continuing at least a 5 year record. Approximately 170 companies and organizations attended the October, 2011 CALS career fair, another all-time high. A very high percentage of organizations at the career fair also were seeking interns. A second career fair will be held in February, 2012, based upon demand from companies and organizations.

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Iowa State University