Dairy science students at ISU have been getting practical experience working with dairy cattle throughout the history of the program.
Here is a picture of students at the Iowa State Dairy around 1905-6:
Students were involved in everything from herd development, to milking, to feeding trials.
The image below shows two students, George Gast of Osage and John Cavitt of Des Moines, that started a herd for the Iowa State College dairy farm in the 1940s.
According to the caption on the back of the photograph, “The men, taking part in the class in Farm Operations, had to do the planning, investigation and buying of the herd to the satisfaction of the rest of the class. The actual operation of the dairy herd, soon to get underway will provide a project for still other members of the class.”
Stop by to check out more photos of Dairy Science students at Special Collections and University Archives!