The 2017 Southeast Dairy Student Symposium was held Jan. 15-16 in Savannah, GA, in conjunction with the Georgia Dairy Conference. There were over 45 students and advisors in attendance representing Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Virginia Tech, Berry College, NC State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Florida. The SEDSS allows dairy science students throughout the Southeast to comingle and connect with dairy producers and industry affiliates. On Sun. evening, students were entertained at a social where they played Holy Cow Bingo and met some new dairy friends. Three breakout sessions were held for students to hear about internship and career opportunities in the Southeast dairy industry. The students attended a trade show where they interacted with representatives from companies such as Suwannee Valley Feeds, Balchem, Mycogen Seeds, Alltech, MarSyt, Reid Brothers Irrigation and Equipment Company, and Stuhr Enterprises. This two-day event was packed full with networking opportunities and industry information for the Southeast’s future dairymen and dairywomen.
THANK YOU to our sponsors, students, advisors, speakers, and trade show exhibitors for another great year!
Dr. Ray Nebel, SE Select Sires
Kristi Fiedler, AVP US Technical Services Genex Cooperative, Inc.
Natalie Adan, Food Safety Division Director, GA Department of Agriculture
Lindsey Rucks, Milking R Farm, Okeechobee, FL
Carol Williams, WDairy LLC, Madison, GA
Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation