AUBURN, Ala. – Dairy U is returning to the campus of Auburn University for a day of learning and fun. Dairy U is an educational, hands-on workshop for youth that introduces them to the world of dairy cattle. The event will be held Saturday, April 22, at the Auburn Beef Teaching Unit from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Dairy U, sponsored by Alabama Extension, is led by Auburn University students and faculty. Participants will attend workshops covering topics from how cows make milk to the health of dairy animals.
Boyd Brady, an Alabama Extension dairy specialist and the coordinator of the event, said that Dairy U is a great way to educate the public on the dairy industry.
“Dairy U provides participants a better understanding of the care given to dairy cattle and the science involved in the dairy segment of agriculture,” said Brady. “We would like participants to leave with a better perception and appreciation of the dairy industry and how the dairy industry affects their lives.”
Cost for the event is $12 for adults and youth and includes lunch and snacks. Youth will also receive a participant bag and t-shirt. Registration is open until April 1 and can be done by visiting http://www.aces.edu/go/719 or by contacting Boyd Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Dairy U Facebook page for the latest up-to-date information on the event.