The third JERSEY YOUTH ACADEMY will be held in Columbus, Ohio starting Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2013 and conclude after lunch on Friday, July 19.
An intensive five-day program is planned for the 2013 class to:
learn why and how the Jersey breed has grown and prospered, and what the future holds for the Jersey business;
meet leaders from the Jersey community and from across the support industry, to gain their unique insights about the dairy business with a specific focus on the Jersey cow; and
learn about the range of career opportunities that involve the Jersey breed and Jersey products, and begin the journey that will take them to success working in the Jersey dairy business.
The target group is youth who will be juniors or seniors in high school in the fall of 2013, up through students who will have at least one year to complete their degree at a vocational school, college or university.
Selection will be based on an evaluation of merit, motivation and preparation for the program as reflected in the written application and goal statement submitted by the applicants.
All costs for youth attending the program will be paid from the Academy's endowment, made possible by the generous support of Jersey breeders and allied industry.
Learn more about the Academy experience in these stories from Hoard's Dairyman (2011) and Jersey Journal (2009, 2011). The application period for 2013 is closed.