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Dairy and Food Science Department

Feed the world–with science

Dairy is a huge industry that helps feed the world. And the science behind it helps employ a lot of SDState grads. All of the decisions that go into the products consumers pick up from their grocery aisle were meticulously made by professionals in the dairy and food science field.

Let's dive into what makes SDState's Dairy and Food Science Department a magnificent major choice for those in search of a lucrative career.

 

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Shaping the Industry for nearly 150 years.

SDState's Dairy & Food Science Department has been an industry-leading program in the United States for more than a century. Starting with the founding of the Dakota Agricultural College in the 1880s, officially forming as a department in 1907 and more than doubling in enrollment since 1967, dairy science is a hallmark of SDState's culture–and a high-demand, high-earnings field, to boot.

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Fast Facts

Number of Students

110
Undergraduate
29
Graduate

Student/Faculty Ratio

10:1

Job Placement

100%

Scholarships Awarded

112
Recipients
$153K
Awarded

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SDSU Dairy Science Students Receive National Scholarships

Three students in the South Dakota State University Department of Dairy and Food Science recently received scholarships from the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Each year, the NDPRB, through Dairy Management Inc., awards scholarships to 12 undergraduate students from across the U.S.

SDSU Dairy Club to Host 17th Annual Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 9-11

The South Dakota State University Dairy Club will host the 17th Annual Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 9-11 on the SDSU campus in Brookings.

Office of International Affairs holds inaugural global achievement award event

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs recognized 31 individuals and the School of American and Global Studies at the inaugural global achievement awards. The event, which was held Feb. 28, took place at the SDSU Alumni Association’s Woster Celebration Hall.  ...