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The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Semester-Long Programs

Advanced Dairy Management
This intensive residential program is an applied series of courses in dairy farm management that includes general farm management; animal, feed and waste facility design and management; feeding and breeding management; milk quality; use of on-farm records and business management.

Applied Environmental Science Program
Featuring courses taught on a full-day basis, the AESP allows integration of theory developed in lectures with hands-on experience in indoor and outdoor labs dealing with soil, water, forestry, and the agricultural environment interface. Students utilize the computer and chemical laboratory facilities at Miner Institute, as well as the neighboring Adirondacks, to collect and analyze samples and integrate the information into polished reports. Students also utilize hydrological and meteorological equipment to enhance undergraduate teaching and research experiences.

Summer Experience Internship Opportunities

Summer Experience in Farm Management
Farm Management students at the Miner Institute dairy farm become experienced at milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvesting. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat.
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Summer Experience in Equine Management
The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees. Students will have an opportunity to participate in other operations including milking, pasture management, and a variety of field work activities.
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Summer Experience in Agricultural Research
The Summer Experience in Agricultural Research is a great opportunity for students interested in careers in veterinary medicine and graduate school; they will find this program useful in preparing for academic and career opportunities in the agricultural research field.
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