Sustainable Animal Agriculture Internship Program

Department of Animal Science Sustainable Animal Agriculture Internship. Applications Due March 3rd, 2017

Sustainable Animal Agriculture InternshipProgram Description

How is animal agriculture helping to meet the demand for healthy food? This eight-week sustainable animal agriculture internship program aims to inspire talented students to become the thought leaders in agricultural sustainability. Participants will engage in agricultural research within the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University with faculty mentors, covering a breadth of topics including: metabolic efficiency of production animals, reducing the environmental impact of animal production and improving farm profitability through enhancing the efficiency of absorbed nutrients, nutrient and manure management and assessment of nutrient cycling to achieving successful outcomes in both production and environmental sustainability, and reproductive biology, physiology, and genomics for both fundamental gains in efficiency and its translation to production.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Hannah

This is the latest entry in our series of posts on the TC3 Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program from the student perspective. TC3 Sustainable Farming students were asked to write about their first semester in the program as a class assignment, and these are the results.

You can see previous posts here: HAILEYMARIACEDRICJUSTIN – INDIGO

TC3 Farm Students Planting Garlic

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Hannah

This semester in ENVS 115 [Introduction to Soil Science] we as students learned a variety of things. Not just academically or in field work but about ourselves, and how each one of us fits in the agriculture world in some way. On the farm, in and out of the classroom, we learned that everything is a delicate balance between too much and too little and farming is a less than a perfect science.

I came into this class with a farming background thinking I knew a lot, and was not at all surprised to discover that learning never stops and there was so much more to learn. The professors were enthusiastic and optimistic about teaching a new group of students, some with farming backgrounds, others with none. The small class made learning easier, more open and fun. The student group is small enough that we have formed close knit friendships and come to know each other well and yet big enough that we are able to accomplish sizeable tasks and get a lot a work done in the several hours a week that we meet. Perhaps best of all about the envs 115 class is that because it is so small we all have enough respect for each other to pull our own weight and often as one of us finishes our tasks we help the others with their unfinished work.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Cedric

This is the second in our series of posts on the TC3 Sustainable Farming student perspective. Students currently enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program at TC3 were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment. This is what they said.

You can see other posts by clicking on the following links:

MARIA

HAILEY

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Cedric

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Cedric

For me, the sustainable farming program has proven to be a successful alternative to a traditional learning environment. During my first two semesters at TC3, I was a liberal arts major taking all traditional style classes (English, calculus, psychology, philosophy, etc), and I honestly did very poorly. I was a good student in high school, I had high grades, took honors and AP level courses, yet I struggled in this new environment. It wasn’t the content that got me, I’ve always been a naturally quick learner and none of the concepts I was learning were particularly difficult, but what was difficult for me was showing up everyday.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Maria

This is the first in our series of posts on the TC3 Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program from the students perspective. Current TC3 Sustainable Farming students were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment, and these are the results. Hope you enjoy hearing from our students.

You can view other TC3 Sustainable Farming student perspective posts by clicking the links below:

CEDRIC

HAILEY

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives - Maria

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives I – Maria

This semester has been a whirlwind experience of learning at the TC3 Farm!  As background, I was raised on an organic dairy farm in Cortland County, but my Dad always said the barn was “not a safe place for girls,” even though my Aunt was one of his partners; I guess she didn’t count. Suffice it to say, I never really worked on the farm I grew up on, only enjoyed their raw milk and the beef from the cows sent to slaughter.

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