Food Animal Networking Evening was the Largest Yet
The Gopher Dairy Club hosted its 5th annual Food Animal Networking Evening (FANE) on Wednesday evening, October 19, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, a short distance northwest of the St. Paul campus. The event is essentially a career fair for University of Minnesota students with interest in internships and full time employment with food animal based organizations. Student members of Block & Bridle, Gopher Poultry Science Club, Pre-Vet Club, and Ag Education Club were invited to join members of the Gopher Dairy Club.
From 5 to 7 p.m. during the career fair, 77 undergraduate students mingled with representatives of the 26 food animal organizations at their table-top displays. Many of the representatives are alumni of the University of Minnesota. The career fair was followed by a formal dinner with assigned seating so students could have additional discussion with the organization representatives while dining. A brief program followed that included presentations by two senior members of the Gopher Dairy Club -- Crystal Siemers-Peterman and Ethan Dado -- in which they provided their observations on what students look when applying for internships and positions and what organizations are likely seeking from student interns and future employees.
The participating organizations were:
- Accelerated Genetics
- AgStar Financial Services
- All American Coop
- Associated Milk Producers Inc.
- Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
- Centra Sota Cooperative
- Christensen Farms
- Dow AgroSciences/Mycogen Seeds
- DuPont Pioneer
- Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland
- Holden Farms
- Jennie-O Turkey Store
- Land O’Lakes
- Minnesota Farm Bureau
- Minnesota Milk Producers Association
- Minnesota Pork Producers Association
- Select Sires, Inc.
- United Farmers Cooperative
- Vita Plus Corporation
- Wakefield Pork, Inc.