THE WILLIAM H. MINER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Employment Opportunities

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12-Month Dairy Management Internship

This internship is a 12-month position in dairy science or animal science. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of dairy farm management. The valuable on-farm experience and dairy management skills acquired through this internship makes it an ideal transition between college and a career in the dairy industry.

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Dairy Farm Feeder

Miner Institute’s dairy farm has 600 cows with high milk production and components. It is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the dairy industry for its well-managed, high-producing herd and for being a highly-respected research dairy farm. Miner Institute has a proud history of leading the dairy industry.

Job Summary:

This position will be the primary feeder for all milking, dry, and young stock. It is critical that this person is careful and observant, and a good equipment operator. The person will be feeding, but also carefully watching animals to ensure they are in good health and that the facilities and equipment are in good working order.  The shift runs from 4 am until noon, so being a morning person is quite helpful!

For more information, email jobs@whminer.com or call Dairy Farm Manager Steve Couture at 518-846-7121, ext. 133.

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12-Month Equine Management Internship

Internship

This internship is a 12-month position for four-year graduates in equine studies. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of equine management to better prepare the intern for a career in the horse industry. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with federal and state law, all applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by law.

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Summer Experience in Agricultural Research

PAID Summer Internships

The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute’s Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior.

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Summer Experience in Equine Management

PAID Summer Internships

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: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management.

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Summer Experience in Dairy Farm Management

PAID Summer Internships

Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. 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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