Summer Training Program In Precision Livestock Production

Precision livestock production is defined as optimizing agricultural inputs to produce desired outputs in the livestock industry. Precision livestock production encompasses multiple disciplines, including nutrition, genetics, reproductive physiology, agricultural engineering, meat science, food safety, and immunology. This two-year program will train individuals in cutting-edge research skills and prepare students for a career in precision livestock production. In the first-year, students will be paired with two faculty co-mentors and assist these co-mentors with their research and development projects. In the second year, trainees will be paired for 10 weeks with a company or government agency working to serve the livestock industry.

Eligibility: Current Freshman or Sophomore student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at time application is submitted, AND Member of an ethnic minority group OR eligible for a FAFSA Pell Grant in 2018-19 or 2019-20. Funding for housing, living, and travel expenses is provided as part of this program.

How do I apply? Please visit this website: to find application materials. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 15 th, 2019!! QUESTIONS? Please contact Dr. Michael Gonda, Associate Professor of Animal Science, South Dakota State University at 605-688-5442 or