MSU Dairy Youth


Are you interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry or a related field?

The dairy industry offers many career opportunities, but determining where to start your search can be challenging. What college or university should I attend? What degree or certificate program should I pursue? What if I'm unsure of what to specialize in? Who can I talk to about making these decisions? Are there scholarships or financial aid available to attend college?

This section of the website is designed to help you and your family navigate the higher education decision making process.

Careers in Agriculture (AgDay)

Careers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (Michigan State University)

Careers in Food and Nutrition Services (USDA)

Careers in the Economic Research Service

Making a Difference: Agri-Careers 

The Path to Your Future (Holstein Foundation, career guide)


USDA Know Your Farmer: Know Your Food, Careers in Agriculture

A renewed interest in farming, ranching and food business entrepreneurship is influencing the professional decisions of people young and old across the country. Learn more about how USDA supports beginning farmers and ranchers, innovative new food businesses, and careers serving the agricultural industry through public service. Then explore the interactive map for examples of USDA-funded projects targeting new and beginning farmers and ranchers.


Preparing for College

College Planning Resources

Pre-College Programs and Resources at Michigan State University

Programs of Study

Academic Institutions

Student Organizations 



Job Board

Career Profiles

Communications and Public Relations

Academic Specialist